MGM, Comcast bring more movies on MGM HD

Mumbai: MGM HD, the high definition movie channel from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, announced it has signed an affiliate agreement with Comcast Corporation, provider of entertainment, information and communications. This new agreement between MGM and Comcast will provide Comcast the ability to distribute the network to its high-definition (HD) customers with hundreds of HD movies from MGM’s expansive library.

Comcast’s HD customers will be able to enjoy award-winning classic and contemporary films from MGM on both Comcast’s linear line-up as well as its signature video-on-demand (VoD) service, which offers more than 10,000 selections each month.

"This is another step in growing the incredible opportunities that exist between MGM and Comcast and deepens our strategic relationship," said MGM co-president worldwide television Jim Packer. "We are very excited to be able to offer MGM HD to Comcast’s HD customers and think that the channel will be a wonderful complement to the company’s HD initiatives."

"As more people are watching movies in HD, Comcast is a one-stop destination for all of the hits, new and old," Comcast Cable executive vice president, content acquisition Matt Bond. "This agreement brings a wealth of quality MGM films to our customers and adds to our growing library of hundreds of HD choices we currently offer."

Backed by the world’s largest modern film library, consisting of more than 4,100 film titles (which have earned 209 Academy Awards collectively), MGM HD has a distinct advantage over the competition in the expanding HD marketplace.