MGM Home Entertainment andCarleton, Ontario-based Cogeco Cable have signed a video-on-demand supplyagreement that will see MGM library titles carried by Canada's fourth-largestcable provider.
The non-exclusive agreementwill include new product including Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, Agent Cody Banks and Jeepers Creepers 2 along with past hits such as Get Shorty and The Terminator. MGM agreed a similar arrangement with market leaderRogers Cable earlier this year while number two operator Shaw Cable signeddeals with 20th Century Fox and Universal.
Last year, Cogeco signed aVOD deal with Alliance Atlantis, the leading Canadian distributor of featurefilms through its sub-distribution pacts with US mini-majors such as Miramaxand New Line. In a statement, Cogeco claimed that its VOD service, launched inNovember 2002, has been used by 85% of its digital cable subscriber households.