MGM to debut HD channel on DirecTV


Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM) will launch its first wholly-owned channel in the US. MGM HD, a new 24/7 linear network delivering a robust library of classic and contemporary films in high definition, will launch this fall on DirecTV. While the MGM HD channel heralds the studio’s first foray into domestic channel operations, the MGM channel is currently available in nearly 120 countries across the globe, including an MGM HD channel in Poland which launched last year.

MGM HD will provide consumers with the ultimate home viewing experience in the fast growing high definition market. MGM HD’s tagline: "the way movies were meant to be seen." Among its initial high definition screenings will be "The Black Stallion," "Usual Suspects," "Leaving Las Vegas," and "West Side Story" as well as audience favorites "Hotel Rwanda," "Throw Momma From The Train" and "RoboCop."