MGM and Sky launch new HD channel

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM) and Sky have launched MGM HD, a channel devoted exclusively to the delivery of movies in high-definition (HD). MGM-HD will be the first branded channel for the studio in the UK. MGM already has high definition channels in the US, Latin America, Poland and Israel.

In the UK, the channel features a full program schedule, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In the coming months MGM-HD will showcase films from the studio's library, including The Pink Panther series, Annie Hall, Manhattan, The Apartment, Network, The Russia House, Tom Jones, Moonstruck and The Fortune Cookie.

Bruce Tuchman, President, MGM Worldwide Networks, said: "We are pleased to be partnering with Sky on MGM's first branded channel to launch in the UK. As it's the best way to experience feature films, MGM anticipated the popularity of high definition and has been committed to re-mastering many of the great MGM movies in HD for some time. MGM has the world's largest modern film library, packed with great blockbuster titles and renowned classics alike. Now, thanks to Sky, we can deliver all of that quality entertainment content in HD."

Mike Darcey, Sky's Chief Operating Officer, adds: "This new joint venture demonstrates our on-going commitment to investing in high-quality HD content for our customers. Offering a range of classic MGM movies, some for the very first time, this new channel joins an already impressive HD movie offering on Sky. It also means that customers can enjoy more classic movies the way they deserve to be seen, in stunning HD."

DTG Staff  |  15.12.2009

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