MGM inks output deal with Chellomedia’s Film1

Chellomedia has agreed an output deal with MGM that gives its Dutch movie channel Film1 a raft of new and library titles from the Hollywood studio.

The deal, which is already in effect, gives the premium movie channel titles including The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The deal also covers the new James Bond movie Skyfall and a large chunk of the James Bond movie library.

The movies will be shown on Film1’s linear channels and on Film1 On Demand, as part of a Film1 subscription. Film1 subscribers can also access the Film1 service on any IP device including the MGM movies.

“Our exclusive partnership will enable Film1 subscribers in the Netherlands to experience all the great movies from the magical MGM library and MGM’s latest releases,” said Casper Keller, general manager Film1.

He added: “We are constantly working on further enhancement of our high quality offerings. Earlier this year Film1 launched Film1 Series, which introduces the Dutch audience to popular international TV series, and Film1 Sundance, a combination of Sundance Channel’s strong independent offering and Film1’s own independent acquisitions.”