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MGM brings HD channel to Verizon FiOS

Written by Dave Horvath @ 24 Jan 2008 11:10 User comments (5)

MGM brings HD channel to Verizon FiOS In an announcement by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM), the company has secured carriage for its MGM HD channel on Verizon's FiOS TV service, bringing feature film hits from the MGM library to Verizon FiOS TV subscriber households in full high definition splendor.
"The response to the MGM HD Channel, even in today's crowded and challenging marketplace, has been very encouraging, especially as consumers validate our belief that HDTV owners value movies along with sports as HD's greatest viewing proposition," said Douglas A. Lee,
Executive Vice President of Worldwide Digital Media for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. "We are one of the only services available 24/7 in full 1080i HD."

MGM HD will be rolled out in late 2008 across all of the Verizon FiOS TV systems including California, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas and Virginia.

Backed by the world's largest modern film library, consisting of more than 4,100 film titles and winner of 209 Academy Awards(R), MGM HD has a distinct advantage over the competition in the expanding HD marketplace. In addition to classic MGM theatrical hits, MGM HD will be the ultimate resource for serious movie fans, offering viewers an array of original programming and new content.

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5 user comments

124.1.2008 17:35

Let's see The Wizard of Oz in HD please...

224.1.2008 18:33

This is lovely. FiOS is like the Terminator: its the future here today. I can't wait till Atlanta gets this. I read about the speeds a year ago and have been dying for it ever since.

324.1.2008 19:44

if verizon can pull off more deals like this with more studios and keep reasonable

427.1.2008 6:47

My nieghbor to the left of me has comcast hd, my nieghbor to the right just got verizon fios also hd, both just got new hd lcd tv's, I didn't see any differance from one to the other.

519.2.2008 1:16

Originally posted by goodswipe:
Let's see The Wizard of Oz in HD please...
That would be really kewl if they bring all the old films to HD.

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