Bond Movies return to ITV after new deal struck with MGM

ITV has signed a deal with MGM, rumoured to be for three years, that will see the entire James Bond series return to its original UK broadcaster.

Last year Sky Movies caused a stir when it struck a one year deal for the rights to all the films, including Skyfall, which it aired on a dedicated 007 channel. The deal ended a nearly 37 year run of the Bond movies on ITV and left many people wondering what to watch on their bank holidays.

ITV first aired Dr No in 1975 and over time repeats of the Bond movies became must-watch fixtures on the bank holiday schedules, so many are likely to welcome the return of that old tradition.

Source: The Guardian

David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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