With the SD version of the MGM Channel already well-established in Spain, the HD simulcast will give viewers a compelling new way to view the channel’s mix of contemporary and classic Hollywood films, said Bruce Tuchman (right), president of MGM Worldwide Networks.

He added: “MGM continues to cement its leadership position as the only studio-branded movie-driven channel with a truly global footprint and track record in both the HD and SD arenas. This latest launch highlights the great success we have had with MGM Networks over the last decade.”

The HD version of the channel will be distributed to platforms via a strategic alliance with independent channel group, Chello Multicanal. The first deal unveiled is with Telefonica’s Imagenio platform, which will also continue to carry the SD format.

Chello Multicanal’s managing director, Eduardo Zulueta (left), said: “MGM is truly an iconic brand. After years of an excellent relationship, it is only fitting that the first HD project Chello Multicanal launches in the Spanish market is MGM HD.”

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