Showtime Arabia signs up MGM

Chris Forrester

MGM Worldwide Television has signed an output deal with Gulf DTH/Showtime Arabia. The 5-year deal will see MGM’s programming appear on the Showtime Arabia bouquet, and also covers Showtime’s VOD options.

Chris Ottinger, EVP/Worldwide Television, MGM, in making the announcement, said: "We are pleased to collaborate with Showtime Arabia in bringing MGM's theatrical blockbusters to the movie fans throughout the Middle East and believe that the Show On Demand platform will be a tremendous asset in gaining exposure for MGM's films and growing our global VOD business model.”

"MGM's brand and its diverse selection of popular feature films will enrich our customers’ experience," said Marc-Antoine d'Halluin, President/CEO, Showtime Arabia. "We're very proud to add MGM's popular film franchises to Showtime's Pay TV and VOD services and look forward to exploring other opportunities with the studio."