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Comcast, MGM Launch Action VOD with ‘Impact’

Comcast and MGM Studios ramped up a new VOD venue dubbed “Impact” last week, which is dedicated exclusively to offering action movies and TV shows from Hollywood’s past and present—ranging from “The Magnificent Seven” (which no doubt will also make some future Westerns-only channels) to the newest in the James bonds series, which dates back more than four decades.

The best part: Comcast said many of the selections, old and new, will be offered in HD.

Comcast, the nation’s largest cabler, said it now offers about 1,000 titles from its On Demand library, with only about half of them in HD. But it told HD Notebook it’s currently on course to grow its VOD menu to at least 1,000 HD titles by year’s end.