It has been announced that, for the first time in British TV history, all of the James Bond movies will be made available on one special channel.

In a press release issued by ‘Sky’, the company has revealed that it is going to dedicate an entire channel – SKY MOVIES HD – to the full James Bond catalogue throughout October, 2012.

The 007 adventures will be available in HD, without those annoying commercial breaks, and all in one place. Two non-EON titles, 1967’s ‘Casino Royale’ and 1983’s ‘Never Say Never Again’, will also be part of the package. Moreover, the highly-anticipated 23rd official Bond movie, ‘Skyfall’, will be available to rent through Sky Movies in 2013.

Ian Lewis, Director of Sky Movies, commented: ‘The Bond movies are a very special franchise and we want to ensure that our customers are 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’.

The new channel will launch on October 5, 2012, to help celebrate 50 years of James Bond on screen (‘Dr. No’ was released on October 5, 1962).

Bond fans may recall that Sky struck a deal last April with MGM to take the films away from ITV in Britain (who previously held the exclusive TV rights in the UK).

Note: There are no details yet on the ‘loads of extra material’, but if you decide to watch all the Bond films back-to-back you will need to set aside just under 48 hours of viewing time. Pure bliss!

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