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  1. Virgin Media To Offer All The James Bond Films On Demand

    According to a press release from Virgin Media, as of 16 May 2007, the company will be making available all the James Bond films–from 1962’s Dr. No to 2006’s Casino Royale–on demand…

    Virgin Media licensed to thrill – Complete James Bond collection available on demand

    From 16 May Virgin Media customers will have instant access to a whole lot of Bond! Not only will Casino Royale premiere on Virgin Media’s TV on demand service, but the entire 007 back catalogue will be available at the push of a button.

    For the first time ever in the UK, all 21 James Bond movies will be exclusively available to view anytime – from 1962’s Dr No through to last year’s box office smash Casino Royale.

    With TV on demand customers call the shots. They can start the film whenever they choose and pause, fast forward or rewind it just like a DVD. So if viewers feel like a spot of Octopussy at 2am, or maybe some Moonraker at midday, they can get an instant fix from just £2.50 per film for a 24-hour rental.

    All Virgin TV packages include access to TV on demand – a huge library of entertainment that includes over 500 films from FilmFlex, all stored on the network and available anytime.

    For Bond bliss, viewers simply go to movies on demand, make a selection via their remote control and an on-screen menu and then sit back and enjoy. There’s no waiting for downloads and no more cries of “there’s nothing on the telly tonight!” -with Sir Sean, George, Sir Roger, Timothy, Pierce and Daniel waiting to thrill.

    Ernie Cormier, chief commercial officer of Virgin Media said: “Everyone has a favourite Bond film and we’re offering a huge slice of 00-heaven around the clock. Customers can dip into the line-up one at a time or even pig out with a Bond marathon.

    “There’s over 41 hours of action to pick from and it’s just a fraction of our huge on demand library, which is growing all the time.”

    44 Years of Bond films from Virgin Media (with love)

    • Over 40 hours of electrifying undercover spy activity
    • All six Bonds in your living room, from Sir Sean to Daniel Craig
    • Over 40 baddies trying to dish out death to 007
    • 40 official Bonds girls in one place
    • Over 80 famous modes of transport: from the Sixties Sunbeam Alpine and Aston Martin, to BMW sports cars and 21st Century thrills of the Vanquish
    • On demand access to a film series that’s a grossed over $4 billion worldwide (Casino Royale was the biggest ever box office opening in the UK and set a worldwide record for a James Bond film)

    To find out more about Virgin Media’s products and service visit www.virginmedia.com or call 0800 052 2525.

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    The Bond collection will be available on Virgin Media from 16 May with prices from £2.50 for a classic Bond title and £3.50 for Casino Royale.

    Virgin Media is an innovative and pioneering UK entertainment and communications business. For the first time consumers can get everything they need from one company – the UK’s only quad play of TV, broadband, phone and mobile plus the most advanced TV on demand service available, the UK’s first high definition TV service and V+, our high specification personal video recorder. We’re the UK’s most popular residential broadband provider, the largest virtual mobile network operator and the second largest provider of pay TV and home phone.

    Virgin Media owns two content businesses – Virgin Media Television (VMTV) and sit-up. VMTV owns seven entertainment channels – Living, Living 2, Bravo, Bravo 2, Challenge, Trouble and Ftn – and is a 50% partner in UKTV which consists of ten channels including UKTV Gold and UKTV History. sit-up runs retail TV channels bid tv, price-drop tv and speed auctiontv.

    Virgin Media is the largest Virgin company in the world and has almost 10 million customers. To find out more visit www.virginmedia.com/presscentre.

    FilmFlex is the UK’s leading ‘on demand’ film service available to Virgin Media subscribers.

    All films are licensed from MGM International Television.

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    Devin Zydel @ 2007-05-11
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