Britain To Get 24-Hour James Bond Channel

British broadcaster BSkyB is launching the channel for the month of October to mark the 50th anniversary of the Bond franchise. The first movie to be shown in high definition will be the 1962 film, Dr. No.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And our last word in business is: shocking - positively shocking.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Any James Bond fan knows that's a line from (Singing) "Goldfinger."

It's what Bond says after electrocuting a henchmen in a bathtub.

MONTAGNE: Britain has the Olympics, and this fall, it will have a 24-hour James Bond channel. British broadcaster BSkyB is launching the channel for the month of October to mark the 50th anniversary of the Bond franchise.

INSKEEP: The channel will be called Sky Movies 007. The first movie it shows will, of course, be "Dr. No."

(SOUNDBITE OF MOVIE, "DR. NO")

SEAN CONNERY: (as James Bond) My name is Bond, James Bond. My instructions were implicit. I was to leave for Jamaica in two hours. License to kill.

MONTAGNE: That's Sean Connery as the very first Bond in the trailer for "Dr. No," released in 1962.

INSKEEP: The British 007 channel will show all of the original Bond films.

MONTAGNE: And that's the latest on the bond markets in NPR's business news from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

INSKEEP: And I'm Steve Inskeep.

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