News has emerged from the Hollywood Reporter that the films from the James Bond franchise are included in a new deal between Microsoft and MGM Studios to make more than 50 classic movies available on the Xbox Live service for the Xbox 360 console.
The announcement was made this past Sunday during Microsoft’s keynote address during the opening of the Consumer Electronics Show. Other films to be included are Rocky and The Silence of the Lambs. Other television series also joining the line-up include “Desperate Housewives,” “Hannah Montana” and “Nightline.”
Microsoft added that many of the MGM movies will be available in high-definition as well as standard formats.
First launched in 2006 for films and TV, the Xbox Live Marketplace, now claimed to be the number one destination for HD downloads, has since signed content deals with Warner Bros., Paramount, Nickelodeon, Fox, Disney, New Line, Lionsgate, Miramax, MTV and Turner Broadcasting.
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