MGM signs long term output deal with France Telecom’s Orange

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Worldwide Television Distribution (MGM) has signed a long term output deal with France Telecom’s Orange, providing MGM content to Orange cinema series, the company’s new multi-platform pay television service in France. Orange is the key brand of France Telecom, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators. The agreement expands upon existing VOD deals MGM has made with France Telecom’s Orange in the United Kingdom, Spain and Poland. The announcement was made today by Gary Marenzi, Co-President of Worldwide Television, MGM.

"France Telecom is a blue chip player on five continents and we are proud to be offering MGM’s entertainment content to the launch of its new Orange pay television," said Marenzi. "We are pleased to partner with Orange in bringing MGM content to its pay television subscribers in France and look forward to collaborating with France Telecom on other innovative, long term business opportunities as they are developed."

Among MGM’s feature film titles included in Orange’s pay television output deal for France are the upcoming James Bond feature Quantum of Solace, The Pink Panther starring Steve Martin, the Academy Award ® winning Capote, action thriller Into the Blue, celebrated family film Yours, Mine & Ours and Rocky Balboa, the culminating film of the Rocky franchise. Other MGM library titles include Woody Allen’s Annie Hall and Manhattan, Robert DeNiro in Raging Bull, Billy Crystal in City Slickers, Sean Penn in Dead Man Walking, and Kevin Kline and Ashley Judd in DeLovely.

 [October 10, 2008]

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