Further bolstering its subscription-video-on-demand package, Starz Encore
Group LLC announced Tuesday that it has reached a 10-year distribution agreement
with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. for more than 1,000 of the studio's library
The agreement gives Starz Encore pay TV, SVOD and Internet video-streaming
rights to 1,121 MGM titles, including the Rocky, James Bond, Pink
Panther and Woody Allen movie series, Starz Encore chairman and CEO John J.
Showtime Networks Inc. holds pay TV distribution rights to MGM's current and
future theatrically released movies through 2008.
'We have always coveted MGM's film library, which has the largest
contemporary film collection in Hollywood,' Sie said. 'The MGM library titles,
along with our new titles, will provide a very good mix of content for