MGM Channel inks multiple deals in East European market

Mumbai: MGM Networks, a division of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, has inked a multitude of new deals with cable and satellite operators across Eastern Europe. With MGM Channels already carried in millions of subscriber homes across the former USSR, Poland, Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Bulgaria, these new deals extend channel’s reach to some of the remaining corners of the region. The announcement was made by MGM Networks executive vice president Bruce Tuchman, at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.

"We are thrilled to announce the further expansion of our presence in Eastern Europe with the recent launches of The MGM Channel into the new markets of Serbia, Albania and Macedonia," stated Tuchman. "We’ve lined up well over a dozen major cable and satellite operators across these three countries, and are excited to have these new clients join the ranks of the vast base of top notch platforms that carry The MGM Channel across Eastern Europe. While only a few markets in this region now remain untapped for us, we are very excited about the prospects for continued rapid subscriber growth across these burgeoning multichannel television landscapes, as well as our future expansion opportunities."

The MGM Channel in Serbia has launched across numerous platforms in the country, including major cable operators such as Kopernikus Technology and K.D.S. Novi Sud, as well as the IPTV platform of the county’s dominant telephone company, Telekom Serbia. In Serbia, The MGM Channel will also be broadcast with Serbian subtitles utilizing the country’s Cyrillic alphabet.

In Albania, the country’s largest multichannel platform, Digitalb, launched The MGM Channel last month on the Digitalb DTH service, while in Macedonia, the country’s largest cable operator, Cabletel, has also recently launched The MGM Channel. Plans to launch The MGM Channel on additional platforms and systems across the entire region are currently in progress.