Sky Italia launches dedicated James Bond channel

Sky Italia is launching a new channel dedicated to James Bond movies.

The Sky Cinema 007 channel will air all movies from the James Bond franchise in HD. The launch follows a deal with MGM giving the Italian pay TV operator the rights to all 22 Bond films from Dr No to Quantum of Solace.

UK pay TV operator BSkyB is launching its own Bond channel, called Sky Movies 007, later this month.