Tesco owned Blinkbox have signed on the dotted line with Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios, in a deal that will bring the entire James Bond collection of movies to the streaming service.
The deal includes all 22 Bond films including ‘Skyfall’ the most successful Bond movie grossing $1 billion plus worldwide. As well as 007, the deal includes the rights to around 100 movies which include other classic movies such as Silence of the Lambs and Robocop.
The Blinkbox service allows UK viewers to stream content on a rent or buy basis across a number of devices such as PC’s, tablets, Smart TV’s, consoles and other connected hardware.
Talking about the deal announced in a press release (see below), Michael Comish, CEO Tesco Digital Entertainment, said: “We’re thrilled to be able to offer the critically acclaimed SKYFALL and equally excited to offer the other sensational titles in the Bond catalogue. 007 has a special place in our hearts at blinkbox – he loves a gadget and he has moved with the times.”
The announcement comes shortly after another deal was inked between Blinkbox and StudioCanal that will bring another 160 movies to the service. For those of you that want to watch content for free, Tesco are in the midst of launching a free streaming service called Clubcard TV, just don’t expect Bond to be there.
The content becomes available from Monday 18 Feb. Here is the full Press Release:-
TESCO’S BLINKBOX AND MGM INK BOND DEAL
Skyfall & entire Bond catalogue available from Monday 18th February
Tesco’s blinkbox has reached an agreement with Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) for the legendary James Bond film catalogue, including the latest installment, SKYFALL.
From Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, SKYFALL is the most successful Bond film of all time, grossing over $1 billion at the worldwide box office. It will be available to rent and buy on the service from Monday, along with the remaining 22 films in the Bond franchise that will be available to buy.
The deal includes around 100 other MGM titles, such as the Rocky and Robocop films, and classics like The Magnificent Seven, The Silence of the Lambs and The Great Escape.
As with all blinkbox titles, the films can be accessed on tablets, games consoles and Smart devices (TVs, Blu-Ray players, set top boxes) as well as PCs and Macs.
Michael Comish, CEO Tesco Digital Entertainment, said: “We’re thrilled to be able to offer the critically acclaimed SKYFALL and equally excited to offer the other sensational titles in the Bond catalogue. 007 has a special place in our hearts at blinkbox – he loves a gadget and he has moved with the times.”
“MGM is always looking for opportunities to bring our world-class library to new global audiences. We are delighted to share the legendary James Bond franchise with Tesco’s blinkbox viewers across multiple platforms for James Bond’s 50th Anniversary,” said Chris Ottinger, President, International Television Distribution & Acquisitions, MGM.
blinkbox is the only service in the UK that that can boast such a huge choice of the latest movies and TV releases all without being locked into a subscription.
For further information email [email protected] or call 07841 724809.
About Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and distribution of film and television content globally. The company owns one of the world’s deepest libraries of premium film and television content. In addition, MGM has investments in domestic and international television channels, including MGM-branded channels. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.
About Sony Pictures
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; a global channel network; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in 159 countries. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com.
About Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions
EON Productions Limited and Danjaq LLC are wholly owned and controlled by the Broccoli/Wilson family. Danjaq is the US based company that co-owns, with MGM, the copyright in the existing James Bond films and controls the right to produce future James Bond films as well as all worldwide merchandising. EON Productions, an affiliate of Danjaq, is the UK based production company which makes the James Bond films. The 007 franchise is the longest running in film history with twenty-two films produced since 1962. Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli succeeded Albert R ‘Cubby’ Broccoli and have produced some of the most successful Bond films ever including CASINO ROYALE, QUANTUM OF SOLACE and SKYFALL.