Now you can get your fix of 007 24-7, as British network BSkyB is dedicating an entire channel to James Bond.
The new HD James Bond channel, called Sky Movies 007, is to go live Oct. 5, with all 22 Bond movies being aired during its first month, EntertainmentWise reported.
The Bond movies are a very special franchise, and we want to ensure that our customers will be able to experience it in a way they've never been able to before. And so we're going to create a dedicated channel Sky Movies 007 HD devoted entirely to James Bond, showing the entire catalogue of films and loads of extra material, Ian Lewis, director of Sky Movies, told The Hollywood Reporter. We're delighted that our customers will have the best Bond movie-watching experience ever with Sky Movies - uninterrupted, in HD, on demand and on the go.
The channel's launch coincides with the 50th anniversary of the first James Bond film, Dr. No, and precedes the latest installment of 007, Skyfall, due for a November release, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The upcoming Bond movie stars Daniel Craig and is directed by Sam Mendes.
BSkyB was able to launch Sky Movies 007 after it acquired the UK television rights to the James Bond film catalog earlier this year from Metro-Goldwyn Mayer and Eon Productions, The Hollywood Reporter noted.
The original Bond films were adaptations of novels by English author Ian Fleming.
The MI6 agent, known for having his martinis shaken, not stirred, has been played by six actors: Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Craig.