MGM Networks today announced that it will be launching a new MGM Channel in the Dutch language customised for local audiences in The Netherlands and Flemish speaking Belgium. Subtitled in Dutch with on-air packaging targeted to the local market, the new MGM channel will be transmitted and distributed through a cooperation agreement with Chellomedia, the European based content division of Liberty Global.
Currently, the English language version of the MGM Channel is carried on all major cable systems in the Netherlands, but with this new deal, MGM and Chellomedia intend to provide customers, starting this September, with a dedicated offering that will replace the existing English language version. In addition, through this deal, the MGM Channel will debut for the first time in Belgium. Following the launch of the Dutch channel, both companies also plan to offer an accompanying MGM-branded SVOD service.