James Bond is the iconic British Spy and his films have the longest franchise. British broadcaster Sky announced launching of a new channel in October to mark the 50th anniversary of the Bond franchise.
Sky Movies 007 which will be launched in October. The move comes after Sky secured rights to all 22 original Bond films, as well as the two independent titles, Never Say Never Again and Casino Royale, in April, according to reports.
The channel will broadcast 24 hours a day from October 5 until November 4. The show also contains a number of Bond-related programs.
The first James Bond film titled Dr No, based on Ian Fleming’s 1958 novel by the same name, released on October 5, 1962. Sean Connery played the spy. The principal cast included Joseph Wiseman, Ursula Andress,
Jack Lord and John Kitzmiller. The film was produced by Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli and directed by Terence Young. The now famous James Bond signature tune was composed by Monty Norman in this film.