iTunes Store provides MGM Awarded Movies » read source
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. together with Apple announced that MGM is now offering titles from its prestigious catalog of feature films for purchase and download on the iTunes Store. iTunes customers will be able to purchase legendary films such as “Dances With Wolves,” “Mad Max,” “The Great Train Robbery” and “Rocky,” with other titles to be added in the next weeks. MGM has the largest modern film library in the world and has received 208 Academy Awards in its existence, witch makes it one of the biggest award winning collections of films in the world.
Movies that are downloaded from the iTunes Store are available in near-DVD quality at a resolution of 640x480 and can be viewed on a computer, fifth generation iPod® or widescreen TV with Apple TV™. Among the collection of blockbusters and classics that will be available on iTunes are as folows “The Thomas Crown Affair,” “Ronin,” and the acclaimed musical “Lilies of the Field.”
With a reputation of over 2.5 billion songs, 50 million TV shows and over 2 million movies, and also with the hosting of over five million songs, 350 television shows and, with the addition of the MGM catalog, over 500 movies, iTunes Store is one of the moste popular entertaining stores available on the market nowdays.
“It’s exciting to be bringing so many amazing films from our catalog to iTunes,” said Douglas A. Lee, MGM’s executive vice president of Worldwide Digital Media. “We have an unrivaled movie library and are looking forward to adding even more films in the future so users can take their favorite movies with them wherever they go.”
“More than two million movies have now been downloaded from the iTunes Store making it the world’s most popular online movie store,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of iTunes. “We’re absolutely thrilled so many legendary MGM films are joining an iTunes film catalog that now has over 500 movies.”
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., through its operating subsidiaries is actively engaged in the worldwide production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home video, interactive media, music and licensed merchandise. The company owns one of the largest library of modern films, comprised from around 4 000 individual titles. The operating units include Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc., MGM Television Entertainment Inc., MGM Networks Inc., United Artists Films Inc.,MGM Distribution Co., MGM ON STAGE, MGM Music, MGM International Television Distribution Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment LLC, MGM Worldwide Digital Media, MGM Consumer Products and MGM Interactive. Also MGM has ownership interests in international TV channels reaching in nearly 110 countries.