MGM Channel (Europe)

MGM Channel
Launched 1999
Closed 5 November 2014
Owned by AMC Networks International Zone
Picture format 4:3/16:9 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
16:9 576i (Video-on-demand)
Country Netherlands
Broadcast area Balkans
Eastern Europe
Replaced by AMC (Europe)
Website MGM Netherlands
Canal MGM Spain

MGM Channel, sometimes called just MGM and in Spain Canal MGM, was a European 24-hour film channel that was launched by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios in 1999. The programming of the channel mainly consisted of movies from MGM's library comprising approximately 4,000 titles, including West Side Story, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Madhouse, The Manchurian Candidate, 12 Angry Men, amongst many others.[1] The main language was in English and the films were locally subtitled or dubbed. Some cable operators did offer MGM video on demand.[2] The European version has been operated by AMC Networks International Zone and was fully owned by AMC Networks. Only the German version of the MGM Channel is still owned by MGM.[3]

The channel rebranded as AMC on 5 November 2014.[4]


  1. Unknown (2012). "MGM Channel - Netherlands" (in Dutch). MGM Channel.
  2. Unknown (2011). "MGM Channel" (in Dutch). UPC Nederland.
  3. Julian Clover (2 August 2012). "Chellomedia acquires MGM Networks". Broadband TV News.
  4. Robert Briel (20 September 2014). "AMC set for November launch in Europe". Broadband TV News.
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