Friday, 13 April 2012

Sky Another Day

James Bond movies move to pay-TV channel.

Terrestrial, free-to-view UK TV channel ITV has lost the right to screen James Bond movies for the first time in 37 years. 

The rights have been snapped up by satellite giant Sky Movies, in an initial one-year deal, to take effect this coming October, which coincides with the 50th anniversary of the first Bond-flick “Dr No”. 

Not only will the pay-per-view channel be able to show the full back catalogue of 24 movies, but they will also be able to screen the newest film in the series “Skyfall” as early as next spring, only a few months after its release in picture houses worldwide.
Current James Bond Star, Daniel Craig
An ITV source commented that this is a massive blow to the channel, as 007 is a great ratings banker.  Sky Movies are however,  delighted with their deal.

In this day and age of having to subscribe for most major sporting events and top class imported TV, surely this deal is only to be expected? 

A case of if you want it – pay for it!

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