WITH Sky launching Chris O'Dowd's new Irish comedy series Moone Boy on Friday, the satcaster also has welcome news for James Bond fans. Sky Movies is to launch a new dedicated Bond channel on Global James Bond Day on October 5.
The Sky Movies logo combines with 007's trademark Walther PPK handgun to create a new TV brand.
It's the first time all the Bond movies will be available to watch in one place, in HD and with no ads. All six Bonds -- Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig (pictured) -- star in a TV and cinema ad with a car chase using footage from seven Bond movies, including the 50-year-old Dr No.
Meanwhile Sky's sales arm, Sky Media Ireland, is to add Nicktoons to its list of 20 channels with dedicated Irish advertising feeds from October 16.
The children's channel's top shows include SpongeBob SquarePants, The Penguins Of Madagascar, Monsuno, Tuff Puppy and Fanboy and Chum Chum. Nicktoons joins Nickelodeon and Nick Jr on the Sky service.
Chris O'Dowd's Moone Boy is set in Roscommon in 1989. It tells the story of an 11-year-old local boy called Martin and his madcap family.
The six-part series is co-written by O'Dowd and Nick Vincent Murphy. Directed by Declan Lowney of Father Ted and Little Britain fame, the cast includes Johnny Vegas, Steve Coogan, Deirdre O'Kane and Simon Delaney.