MGM in VOD licensing deal with Jiaflix
Louise Duffy | 27-06-2013
MGM Television and Jiaflix Enterprises have signed a multi-year licensing agreement that includes new MGM theatrical releases for transactional video-on-demand (TVOD) and more than 200 classic library films primarily for subscription video-on-demand (SVOD).
Jiaflix/M1905 is an Internet-delivered programming service operated in partnership with M1905.com, the official Internet subsidiary of China Movie Channel/CCTV6.
New MGM film releases including the upcoming RoboCop with Columbia Pictures and Hercules with Paramount Pictures, will become available on the Jiaflix/M1905.com website beginning in 2014 on a TVOD basis. More than 200 MGM classic films including Midnight Cowboy, Dressed to Kill and The Thomas Crown Affair, will be available to Jiaflix subscribers.
“We are thrilled to partner with Jiaflix/M1905, broadening the content offered to their subscribers,” said Chris Ottinger, president of international distribution & acquisitions for MGM Television. “MGM’s films appeal to a global audience and we look forward to bringing viewers in China MGM’s stellar new releases and extensive library of beloved theatrical films.”
Jiaflix Enterprises principal Marc Ganis said: “This exciting new agreement with MGM is a major step in furthering Jiaflix’s plan to provide the best selection of Chinese and international films to its subscribers in China.”
M1905’s director and vice president, Longfei Liang, added: “Our website becomes even more attractive to movie fans with the addition of these important MGM titles. Our audience continues to grow as we present great Chinese and western films.”