ITVX has secured the streaming rights to 25 of the 'James Bond' films.
The UK broadcaster will air six movies from the famous spy series on ITV4 over a week in early March from every lead actor's time in the starring role and 25 of the thrillers will then be made available on its in-house on-demand service after the corporation struck a deal with Amazon MGM studios which marks the first time that the 007 movies have been put on an ad-supported streaming platform.
Commenting on the agreement, Darren Nartey, Senior Acquisitions Manager, Films and Kids said: ‘It doesn’t get any more iconic than James Bond and we are honoured to bring this fantastic catalogue of films to our viewers both on our linear channels and via catch-up on ITVX. Now where is my martini…"
The first film to air on ITV4 will be the 1964 classic 'Goldfinger' - which stars Sean Connery as Bond - on Monday 4 March, and will be followed by 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service', 'The Spy Who Loved Me', 'Licence to Kill', 'GoldenEye' and 'Skyfall' on the nights that follow throughout the week.
The series will also offer ITVX viewers a range of additional content to enjoy including feature-length documentaries 'Everything Or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007', and 'Being James Bond: The Daniel Craig Story', which will follow the journey of the latest Hollywood star to have been at the centre of the franchise.
The collection of the 25 official Bond films is scheduled to air multiple times a year on ITV channels and each time a film airs, it will be available to stream for up to 30 days following its initial transmission.