MGM to launch Bulgaria movie net

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LONDON -- MGM Networks will launch a local-language version of basic-tier movie network the MGM Channel in Bulgaria next month, executive vp MGM Networks Bruce Tuchman said Monday.

The move marks the further expansion of the channel into Central and Eastern Europe, where it is now in Russia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Poland.

The wholly-owned channel will be carried by Warburg Pincus-owned local cable operator Eurocom.

"MGM Networks has been on a roll across Central and Eastern Europe," Tuchman said. "Starting from scratch just a few years ago, we have built a vibrant collection of locally versioned MGM-branded channels now reaching most of the countries in the region. We are very pleased to have Eurocom on board for our launch into Bulgaria, and we are excited to tap into further distribution opportunities as we move forward in this growing market and across the region."
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