Online video service Blinkbox has acquired the James Bond catalogue of films after striking a deal with MGM.

The Tesco-owned VoD service has picked up the rights to 23 James Bond movies including Skyfall, along with a raft of other MGM titles including Rocky and Robocop.

The 007 films will be available to download-to-own next week, while Skyfall will be available as a rental.

In April Sky swooped to acquire the exclusive TV and non-exclusive on-demand rights from ITV which had held them for 35 years.

Separately, Blinkbox has extended its service to Android devices for the first time. The company is also trialling its TV Clubcard service , which would give loyal customers free films and television series.

Michael Comish, chief executive of Tesco Digital Entertainment, said: “007 has a special place in our hearts at Blinkbox – he loves a gadget and he has moved with the times.”

Chris Ottinger, president, international television distribution & acquisitions, MGM, added:  “We are delighted to share the legendary James Bond franchise with Tesco’s Blinkbox viewers across multiple platforms for James Bond’s 50th Anniversary.”