MGM and New Line Television have formed a strategic relationship wherebyMGM will handle domestic distribution for TV syndication of New Line featuresand series programming for the next two years.

MGM will also handle future barter sales. David Spiegelman, NewLine Television's senior executive vice president of domestic television distributionand marketing, will continue to oversee development, production and acquisitionof syndicated programming for the company.

He will continue to distribute all New Line product to network,pay, basic cable and VOD/PPV outlets. Under the terms of the new alliance, Spiegelmanwill work closely with John Bryan, MGM's executive vice president of broadcaststrategy, on syndication sales for New Line television content.

'This relationship allows us the opportunity to create onepowerful team to address the syndication marketplace,' New Line Televisionpresident Jim Rosenthal said.

'David is constantly seeking new programmes fromnon-traditional sources to fuel this area. We believe that the combination ofNew Line's resources, and MGM's reach in local markets, will bring us both tremendoussuccess.' 'New LineTelevision's catalogue will benefit from John's strategic direction and theardent efforts of MGM's sales team,' Jim Packer, MGM's president ofworldwide television distribution, added.

'Like MGM, New Line iscommitted to developing new strategies that will maximize revenue and creategreater operating efficiencies.'