EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Apr 23, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- To celebrate the arrival of the latest James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, DIRECTV, the nation's No. 1 satellite television service, will present the film in 1080p and treat customers to the "007 Collection," an instant James Bond Film festival available on DIRECTV's video on demand service.
Quantum of Solace, one of the top ten movies of 2008, will be instantly available in standard definition and HD on DIRECTV Pay Per View and in 1080p (the highest HD resolution format available for HD video enthusiasts) through DIRECTV on Demand beginning today.
As a special treat for those who want more time to bond with Bond, seven classic films: Casino Royale (precursor to Quantum of Solace), Diamonds Are Forever, Die Another Day, Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Golden Eye and Goldfinger will be available on demand in HD and standard definition through May 7.
Quantum of Solace, the 22nd film in the Bond franchise, follows the eponymous spy who, having been betrayed by the woman he loved, fights the urge to make his latest mission personal.
The DIRECTV on DEMAND service is available to customers with a DIRECTV Plus(R) HD DVR or R22 DVR receiver, and offers more than 7,000 standard-definition and HD titles, 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. The service allows customers to download the programming of their choice from the DIRECTV on DEMAND library to their DVRs to enjoy whenever they want. The service offers one of the easiest-to-use on demand interfaces on television, with unique features that make navigating through titles simple and quick.
DIRECTV, Inc. (NASDAQ:DTV), the nation's No. 1 satellite television service, presents the finest television experience available to more than 17.6 million customers in the United States and is leading the HD revolution with more than 130 HD channels - more quality HD channels than any other television provider. Each day, DIRECTV subscribers enjoy access to over 265 channels of 100% digital picture and sound, exclusive programming, industry-leading customer satisfaction (which has surpassed all national cable companies for eight years running) and superior technologies that include advanced DVR and HD-DVR services and the most state-of-the-art interactive sports packages available anywhere. For the most up-to-date information on DIRECTV, please call 1-800-DIRECTV or visit directv.com.
SOURCE: DIRECTV, Inc.
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