James Bond Films to Stream on Honda Minivans Under Epix Deal

Premium entertainment network Epix, an MGM company, announced that its streaming video app will be integrated into the available rear-seat entertainment systems of Honda’s 2018 Odyssey minivan. Epix is the first entertainment service globally to launch an app that makes its movies, original series and other original programming available to passengers in a connected car through an Epix subscription. This innovative new distribution platform underscores the network’s commitment to strengthening the TV Everywhere experience to meet consumers where they are, further making vehicles true mobile platforms to watch video. The connected car platform is powered by Delphi Automotive in conjunction with OpenMobile World Wide, a leading software company that integrates Android compatibility solutions for the automotive and transportation industries.

“We are excited to be the first entertainment network to partner with Honda for this key inflection point in the world of smart connected vehicles and video,” said Mark Greenberg, President and CEO of Epix. “As vehicles evolve to become the ultimate mobile device, we are pleased to work with Honda to develop new entertainment experiences for second and third row passengers and pioneer this next chapter of streaming video and true TV Everywhere.”

“Epix has a deep roadmap of innovative features planned in the coming months, including new ways to download content to your Honda entertainment system using other mobile devices in and out of vehicles,” added Jon Dakss, Chief Digital Officer, Epix. “We’re also tracking the rapid technological advances in the autonomous vehicle space as we believe they will create extraordinary new ways for people to access premium content while they travel”.

Honda Odyssey passengers sitting in the second and third rows will have access to the network’s breadth of premium content: thousands of movies on demand including big franchises such as James Bond, The Hunger Games and Star Trek; critically acclaimed original series Berlin Station, Golden Globe nominated Graves and, coming August 13th, Get Shorty; groundbreaking documentaries such as America Divided; music and comedy events from Katy Perry, Louis CK, Wanda Sykes and more.

“The 2018 Honda Odyssey is a great leap forward in connectivity, with an emphasis on communication between family members and their connections to digital content,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of America Honda Motor Co., Inc. “the Odyssey accomplishes this with available features such as CabinWatch and CabinTalk plus our relationship with EPIX providing second and third row passengers with access to streaming digital content.”

Press Release: Streaming Media.

‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ to Screen at Pittsfield Community Theatre

The Spy Who Loved Me The Pittsfield Community Theatre will celebrate it’s 40th Anniversary with a special screening of ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ on Friday, 9 June, 2017.

Immediately following the screening, there will be a dance party with a raffle and prizes for best costume at the Elks Lodge, 140 Middle Street, Pittsfield from 9PM – 12AM.

Film: ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’
Location: Pittsfield Community Theatre, Maine, USA
Date: Friday, 9 June, 2017
Time: 6:30PM
Tickets: $10

‘Timeshift – Looking for Mr Bond: 007 at the BBC’ to Air on BBC Four

Looking for Mr Bond 007 at the BBC
© BBC Four
“After more than 60 years tracking James Bond in print and on screen, the BBC opens up its vaults to reveal the forgotten files on the world’s most famous secret agent. Featuring rare and candid interviews with all six actors to play 007, and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, this is James Bond unguarded, unrestricted and unseen.”

Program:Timeshift – Looking for Mr Bond: 007 at the BBC
Date: Monday, 29 May, 2017
Channel: BBC Four
Time: 9:00PM – 10:00PM (GMT)

‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ and ‘For Your Eyes Only’ Return to Cinemas in Aid of UNICEF

The Spy Who Loved Me For Your Eyes Only

To celebrate the life of Sir Roger Moore, special screenings of THE SPY WHO LOVED ME and FOR YOUR EYES ONLY will be taking place at cinemas from 31 May, 2017.

The newly restored 4K versions of both films will be screened in aid of UNICEF. As a Goodwill Ambassador, Sir Roger had been a dedicated and passionate supporter of UNICEF since 1991.

Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said: “In honour of Sir Roger Moore, we are delighted these Bond screenings will benefit UNICEF which was the charity closest to his heart.”

Gary Barber, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, MGM added “Sir Roger Moore left an indelible imprint on audiences worldwide. There is no better way to remember Roger’s legacy than bringing back his iconic performances as James Bond to cinemas across the world while aiding UNICEF, the charity he steadfastly supported.”

Source: 007.com

Details of the screenings can be found at www.parkcircus.com

  • Australia: HOYTS, 4-7 June
  • Netherlands: Pathé (For Your Eyes Only), 5 June
  • New Zealand: HOYTS, 5-8 June
  • UK: ODEON Cinemas, 31 May
  • USA: AMC Theatres, 31 May
  • Austria: Gartenbaukino, 24 June