Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 21 September 2014

007's James Bond heads back to ITV

Daniel Craig stars as James Bond in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures/EON Productions action adventure SKYFALL.

James Bond is heading back to ITV, after spending a year with Sky Movies.

ITV and MGM International Television Distribution Inc (MGM) have signed a multi-year agreement to bring the film catalogue, including the latest instalment Skyfall, back to the terrestrial channel.

All 23 films in the franchise will be available for free, across ITV, ITV2 and ITV4, and Sam Mendes' Skyfall, starring Daniel Craig as the agent, will be shown in 2014.

ITV's Angela Jain said: "Skyfall is the highest grossing film of all time at the UK box office and proves not only the enduring popularity of the Bond franchise but also its iconic status. I am delighted we have the entire Bond library of films on Britain's biggest commercial channel, a fantastic treat for all viewers."

Chris Ottinger from MGM added: "MGM is thrilled to partner again with ITV to bring James Bond home to UK audiences. The Bond franchise is a jewel in the MGM library and we are delighted to share the films with the viewers across the United Kingdom."

Sky landed the rights to screen all the 007 films in HD ahead of the 50th anniversary of the release of the first Bond title Dr No in 2012. The deal ended an unbroken run of deals with ITV going back to 1975.

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