MGM launches HD movie channel in Russia

MUMBAI: MGM Networks, a division of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM), has launched a new MGM HD movie channel in Russia and the former Soviet Republics. The deal was announced by MGM president, Television Group and Digital Roma Khanna.

The MGM HD movie channel will feature more than 4,000 titles from MGM‘s classic library, broadcast daily in high-definition. The MGM HD movie channel complements the existing SD Channel which already reaches over 1 million homes across the region.

Deals already secured include: DTH platform Tricolor, Orion, Akado, NCN, and Viasat in Ukraine.

Reaching the Baltics and all the former Soviet Republics, MGM HD is the ultimate resource channel for serious movie fans, providing viewers with 24/7 programming featuring an array of ground-breaking content and exclusive premieres.

The channel launches at 9 pm Moscow time with back-to-back showings of all three ‘Robocop‘ films. Other theatricals slated for opening weekend include ‘Rob Roy‘; ‘The Madness Of King George‘ and ‘Much Ado About Nothing‘. In addition, MGM HD will feature its original production HD magazine show Big Screen.

MGM Networks senior VP Matthew Baxter said, "The launch of MGM HD offers audiences in Russia and the former Soviet Republics the most diverse movie selection from our prestigious library shown in the most advanced technology. We are thrilled to add this new dimension to our relationship with some existing clients, as well as welcoming new platforms and consumers across the region. The launch of this MGM HD channel enhances our strategy of delivering localized channels to multiple platform partners across the region."

In addition, MGM Networks has just launched a local language feed in Croatia to all its subscribers across the country. The service will be subtitled into Croatian, marking 26 languages that MGM Networks broadcasts in across the globe. It also ensures new carriage for MGM in Croatia with new deals from local platforms.

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