MGM HD

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MGM HD
Mgmhd logo.png
Launched
  • December 7, 2006; 12 years ago (2006-12-07) (Poland)
  • October 10, 2007; 11 years ago (2007-10-10) (United States)
  • April 29, 2009; 10 years ago (2009-04-29) (Latin America)
  • December 14, 2009; 9 years ago (2009-12-14) (United Kingdom & Ireland)
  • June 7, 2013; 6 years ago (2013-06-07) (Germany)
Closed
Owned by
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
SloganMovie Studio. Movie Network.
Country
Headquarters
Replaced byAMC (Latin America)
WebsiteMGMHD.com
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV567
Dish Network385
N (Poland)32
yes (Israel)507
Cable
Spectrum633
HOT (Israel)519
Verizon FiOS744
IPTV
AT&T U-Verse1116

MGM HD is an all high-definition television cable network. It features movies from the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer library of approximately 1,200 movies mastered in a high-definition-compatible format.[1] The network exists largely because MGM does not have to pay to license their own films, and (with a few occasional exceptions) the schedule is composed mostly of second-tier and less-popular films that are not wanted or licensed by other major networks and movie channels. The films are usually presented uncut and in their original aspect ratio, although some films are edited for content for daytime viewing and commercial breaks are often added during peak viewing hours.

Carriage[edit]

United States[edit]

It is available via AT&T U-verse, DirecTV, Dish Network, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS, Mediacom, Optimum TV and Frontier FiOS in the United States. MGM HD was removed from the Comcast channel lineup in February 2019.[2]

Europe[edit]

The N satellite service in Poland carries MGM HD.[3] It was launched on December 7, 2006 in Poland.

In the United Kingdom and Ireland, MGM HD launched on 14 December 2009 on the Sky satellite service.[4] The channel was run in joint partnership with British Sky Broadcasting. On 27 April 2011, the channel was added to UPC Ireland's lineup. On 16 January 2014, MGM HD ceased broadcasting in the UK and Ireland.[5] MGM continued to be available on the UPC (rebranded to Virgin Media Ireland in 2015) service in Ireland on channel 326 until it was removed in January 2018.

Asia[edit]

MGM has also announced plans to bring MGM HD to Israel via the Tel-Ad service on Israel's DTH satellite platform.[6]

Latin America[edit]

In Latin America MGM HD was replaced by AMC.

See also[edit]

MGM HD offers programming similar to the MGM Channel which is available in 110 countries.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MGM Eyes HDTV Movie Channel". Archived from the original on December 14, 2007. Retrieved October 11, 2007.
  2. ^ "Comcast Drops MGM HD... Finally".
  3. ^ "MGM Networks and leading Polish media and entertainment group, ITI, to launch movie channel". Retrieved 2006-11-16.
  4. ^ "MGM HD channel launches on Sky". Digital Spy. 14 December 2009.
  5. ^ http://www.mgmchannel.co.uk/united-kingdom/content/mgm-hd-closure.html
  6. ^ "MGM launches HD offering in Israel". Retrieved 2007-04-30.