MGM HD


MGM HD

Infobox TV channel
name = MGM HD
logofile = Mgm hd.jpg
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launch = December 7, 2006 (Poland)
October 10, 2007 (United States)
closed date =
picture format = 1080i
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network = MGM Network
owner = Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
slogan =
country = Poland, Israel, United States
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headquarters = Los Angeles, USA
Warsaw, Poland

former names =
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web = http://www.mgmhd.com
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terr chan 1 =
sat serv 1 = DirecTV
sat chan 1 = Channel 255
sat serv 2 = N
sat chan 2 = Channel 20
sat serv 3 = Dish Network
sat chan 3 = Channel 385
sat serv 4 = yes (Israel)
sat chan 4 = Channel 503
cable serv 1 = Verizon Fios
cable chan 1 = Channel 744
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MGM HD is a high definition television channel available via DIRECTV and Dish Network in the United States and N satellite service in Poland. [cite news | first= | last= | coauthors= | title=MGM Networks and leading Polish media and entertainment group, ITI, to launch movie channel | date= | publisher= | url =http://www.mgmchannel.com/index.php?t=17162&lang=1 | work = | pages = | accessdate = 2006-11-16 | language = ] Channel was launched on December 7 2006 in Poland and on October 10 2007 in the United States. It features movies from MGM's library of approximately 1,200 movies filmed in a high definition compatible format as well as feature films from their library of 4,100 theatrical titles. [cite news | first= | last= | coauthors= | title=MGM Eyes HDTV Movie Channel | date= | publisher= | url =http://www.tvpredictions.com/mgm030107.htm | work = | pages = | accessdate = 2007-10-11 | language = ]

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

MGM has also announced plans to bring MGM HD to Israel via the Tel-Ad service on Israel's DTH satellite platform. [cite news | first= | last= | coauthors= | title=MGM launches HD offering in Israel | date= | publisher= | url =http://www.c21media.net/news/detail.asp?area=4&article=41046 | work = | pages = | accessdate = 2007-04-30 | language = ]

MGM HD is notable in that like Time Warner's Turner Classic Movies they prefer to present films in their original theatrical aspect ratio whenever possible.

Another competitor is News Corporation's Fox Movie Channel.

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