MGM Channel (Canada)
|MGM Channel logo|
|Launched||November 23, 2011|
|Owned by||Hollywood Suite|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Sister channel(s)||AXN Movies
Sony Movie Channel
|Bell TV||Channel 1271|
|Access Communications||Channel 527|
|Rogers Cable||Channel 487|
|Westman Communications||Channel 467|
|Bell Aliant||Channel 594|
|Bell Fibe TV||Channel 1316|
|Optik TV||Channel 697|
MGM Channel is a Canadian English language category B specialty channel owned by Hollywood Suite that broadcasts completely in high definition. The channel broadcasts films primarily from the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer library in addition to Canadian content. Films are broadcast in their entirety, uncut and commercial free, with the only commercial messages airing between films.
On July 2, 2010, Jay Switzer (co-founder of Hollywood Suite), was granted approval by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to launch a specialty television channel called KISS, described as "a national, English‑language Category 2 specialty programming service devoted to romance, love and relationships."
While set to be launched on November 14, 2011, after several short delays, the channel was launched on November 23, 2011 as MGM Channel exclusively in HD along with three other HD channels.
- Switzer launching four new movie channels Globe and Mail 2011-08-23
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2010-451 CRTC 2010-07-02
- Hollywood Suite Launches Four Multi-Platform HD Channels Broadcaster Magazine 2011-12-08
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