The Cable Show: MGM HD Signs on with Comcast

MGM HD, the premium movie channel from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, has signed an affiliate agreement with Comcast, whose HD subscribers will now have access to MGM’s extensive library of both old and contemporary films. MGM HD adds to the cable firm’s current VOD movie service of about 10,000 titles monthly (albeit many of them not in HD yet).

Comcast, the largest cable TV company in America, said it sees MGM HD as “a wonderful complement” to the company’s overall HD initiatives. Backed by what the studio calls the world’s largest modern film library of more than 4,100 titles, MGM HD (which is already available on some big venues including Cox Cable and DirecTV) also offers original programming and other new content geared to the serious film buff.

MGM HD is the studio’s first wholly owned TV channel of any kind in the United States, and transmits in 1080i.