Bond back on itv!

edited October 2013 in News Posts: 2
fantastic news bond is back on itv starting with-
thursday 7th november
quantum of solace itv2 10:50pm

friday 8th november
quantum of solace itv2 9:00pm

great to see 007 where he belongs
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  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
    edited October 2013 Posts: 13,350
    Great news!

    This can be posted here @beaugreen007. Welcome along, by the way.

    http://www.mi6community.com/index.php?p=/discussion/38/tv-alerts/p15

    Someone in the know may be able to answer how this has be allowed to happen. It's been over a year now since a film last appeared on ITV.

    http://www.mi6-hq.com/news/index.php?itemid=10451&t=mi6&s=news
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    I've checked ITV's listings and it is confirmed as @beaugreen007 has posted. There's absolutely no info available as to why this is happening. I've done a google search to find out if Sky have given up the rights and ITV have bought them back but can find nothing.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Yes, it's all deeply mystifying.
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    It could always be a mistake on ITV's part. Watch this space I guess.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    It could always be a mistake on ITV's part. Watch this space I guess.

    Yes, though surely there would be legal ramifications?
  • i am wondering if an email to itv might answer the question?
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    This forum looks to have some info:

    http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1886156

    It appears the SKY deal expired at the end of September so perhaps ITV have won the rights back.
  • Doesn't bother me either way. I was heartily sick of having the same Bond film turn up on an afternoon weekend telly within a week of itself, they flogged it into the ground. The Big Five channels (formerly known as terrestrial) are doing a pitiful job of promoting the poor resources they have; I mean seriously, a late-night double bill of Casino Royale and QoS, esp over the Christmas period, is a no-brainer but have ITV ever done it, nope.

    What these channels need is a sort of curator, and maybe someone who can liaise between them, so the Beeb, ITV, C4 and Five can combine for a Sean Connery or Hitchcock season for a fortnight or so. They still think they're competing with each other, it's almost quaint. Like the Internet, Box sets or Netflix never existed.
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
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    This forum looks to have some info:

    http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1886156

    It appears the SKY deal expired at the end of September so perhaps ITV have won the rights back.

    Well found @WillyGalore.

    So it does seem Sky's rights expired in September, after one year and now from November they're back for good on ITV.

    All except Skyfall which Sky have until September next year. So maybe a Christmas showing for that one? We can only hope.
  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
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    I'm glad it's back on ITV. I don't watch much T.V, it's purely from the sentimental standpoint. How many people got into Bond after seeing one of his movies on ITV?

    Ahh, memories...
  • MayDayDiVicenzoMayDayDiVicenzo Here and there
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    I don't mind much. Both channels have their disadvantages- ITV, the adverts (where you could walk to Christchurch and back waiting for the film to come back on) and for Sky, overkill. But at the same time I hope ITV don't underuse them. I would love BBC 1 to get the rights though.
  • MayDayDiVicenzoMayDayDiVicenzo Here and there
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    royale65 wrote:
    I'm glad it's back on ITV. I don't watch much T.V, it's purely from the sentimental standpoint. How many people got into Bond after seeing one of his movies on ITV?

    Ahh, memories...

    Me! DAF, GF, TB, all on ITV, and they sparked my love for Bond!
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    There's something very comforting about having Bond films back on ITV, despite the ad breaks and the editing of swear words and violence.
  • MayDayDiVicenzoMayDayDiVicenzo Here and there
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    There's something very comforting about having Bond films back on ITV, despite the ad breaks and the editing of swear words and violence.

    Looks like Mrs Bell will be getting the cut then...
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    There's something very comforting about having Bond films back on ITV, despite the ad breaks and the editing of swear words and violence.

    Yes, that is the main downside, although I much prefer watching them on DVD when I want.
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    There's something very comforting about having Bond films back on ITV, despite the ad breaks and the editing of swear words and violence.

    Looks like Mrs Bell will be getting the cut then...

    And most of LTK!

  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    There's something very comforting about having Bond films back on ITV, despite the ad breaks and the editing of swear words and violence.

    Looks like Mrs Bell will be getting the cut then...

    And most of LTK!

    True, and YOLT!
  • edited October 2013 Posts: 418
    Despite the adverts and the break for the news, i'm still happy to see the Bond film's return to ITV. Even though i prefer to watch them on DVD, i'll be glad to see them back on ITV if only as part of the tradition of showing them on Boxing Day or bank holiday's.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Zorin61 wrote:
    Despite the adverts and the break for the news, i'm still happy to see the Bond film's return to ITV. Even though i prefer to watch them on DVD, i'll be glad to see them back on ITV if only as part of the tradition of showing them on Boxing Day or bank holiday's.

    Well that's true, though I think they were a bit too overexposed of late.
  • There's something very comforting about having Bond films back on ITV, despite the ad breaks and the editing of swear words and violence.

    Yeah I'm quite pleased with this. Doesn't make a difference to me because I have the DVDs but now it means that Bond is available for everyone again, which is nice. It just feels right having them on ITV, like it's where the films belong.

    Will miss the 007 channel though. When they were running that, it meant that if I was channel surfing and there was nothing on I could just flick on a Bond film for a bit (although if I wanted to watch a specific film all the way through I'd put the DVD on).
  • Sometimes I preferred the films with ad breaks, FRWL for instance. It's a great movie of course, but I've always found that watched non-stop in one go it doesn't quite get going for me, it doesn't pick up the pace. Ads lighten it up a bit. And sometimes the cuts help a movie, TB or NSNA for instance, where the editing fell short first time round.
  • JakeDelToroJakeDelToro Universal Exports
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    Oh no! I thought Sky did a good job with the Bond films and I'd often watch the films if I caught them on one of the movie channels or better yet the Sky Movies 007 channel when it appeared.

    I flat out refuse to watch a film if it is interrupted by adverts or worse, the news. It may be nostalgic to look back on times gone-by watching Bond on ITV but they do a horrendously disrespectful job of broadcasting them. Thank god for Blu Rays/DVDs.
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    Well that is a turn up?!!! Why? Does not make any sense to me what so ever?
  • edited October 2013 Posts: 157
    Since this is how I was introduced to Bond (ITV showings every Saturday or Sunday, or sometimes even after school on a Friday), this is great news. Disrespectful ad breaks, letterboxing, censoring, PAL compression or not, it's a way in for younger generations.
  • JamesPageJamesPage Administrator, Moderator, Director
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    ITV and MGM have now issued a press release confirming that Bond movies will be back on ITV for UK television broadcasts:

    </b>Press Release</b>
    ITV and MGM International Television Distribution Inc. (MGM), a subsidiary of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., announced today an exclusive, multi-year agreement to bring the legendary James Bond film catalogue, including the latest instalment, SKYFALL, to viewers in the UK.

    All 23 films in the franchise will be available for free on ITV, the UK’s most watched commercial channel. The multi-year deal marks a return of the Bond catalogue to ITV, where the films can been seen across ITV, ITV2, and ITV4.

    ITV will also have the free-to-air premiere of the blockbuster SKYFALL, which is slated to air on the channel in 2014. The film, from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, is the most successful Bond film of all time, grossing over $1 billion at the worldwide box office.

    ITV’s Director Digital Channels and Acquisitions, 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."

    “MGM is thrilled to partner again with ITV to bring James Bond home to UK audiences,“ said Chris Ottinger, President, International Television Distribution & Acquisitions, MGM. “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.”
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Thanks for that, @JamesPage.
  • RikRik Southend
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    Growing up I could always look forward to seeing a Bond film on a Bank Holiday. Hopefully that tradition could continue.
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
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    Any idea what happened to Sky? Having the rights for a year, what a joke on their part.
  • MayDayDiVicenzoMayDayDiVicenzo Here and there
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    JamesPage wrote:
    ITV and MGM have now issued a press release confirming that Bond movies will be back on ITV for UK television broadcasts:

    </b>Press Release</b>
    ITV and MGM International Television Distribution Inc. (MGM), a subsidiary of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., announced today an exclusive, multi-year agreement to bring the legendary James Bond film catalogue, including the latest instalment, SKYFALL, to viewers in the UK.

    All 23 films in the franchise will be available for free on ITV, the UK’s most watched commercial channel. The multi-year deal marks a return of the Bond catalogue to ITV, where the films can been seen across ITV, ITV2, and ITV4.

    ITV will also have the free-to-air premiere of the blockbuster SKYFALL, which is slated to air on the channel in 2014. The film, from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, is the most successful Bond film of all time, grossing over $1 billion at the worldwide box office.

    ITV’s Director Digital Channels and Acquisitions, 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."

    “MGM is thrilled to partner again with ITV to bring James Bond home to UK audiences,“ said Chris Ottinger, President, International Television Distribution & Acquisitions, MGM. “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.”

    Thanks for sharing this. Though I dislike ITV and its many wretched, dystopian programmes it calls entertainment, I can't help but think that this is where TV Bond lies. This will be a blow for Sky, with it losing many other contracts this month as well, such as Championship football. All this might force them to lower their prices, so hell. I really hope ITV will show OHMSS more often, but something tells me that this film won't be "popular" enough for ITV's air time.
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
    edited November 2013 Posts: 13,350
    With soon to be 23 films, one a week would fill almost half a year on the schedule. Why can't they do this every once in a while?
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