MGM Networks, the branded TV channel division of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, is to launch a new MGM Channel movie service customised for audiences in the Netherlands and Flemish-speaking Belgium.

Subtitled in Dutch, the new channel, 100% owned by MGM, will be transmitted and distributed through an agreement with Chellomedia, the Europe-based content division of Liberty Global.

The channel will feature contemporary hit films like Get Shorty, Manhattan and The Birdcage as well as classic films like West Side Story and Some Like It Hot.

Currently, the English language version of the MGM Channel is carried on all major cable systems in the Netherlands. The new customized version will replace the English language version.