Italian MGM Channel launching soon

Films from catalog will be dubbed

MGM's lion will speak italiano under a groundbreaking deal between MGM Networks and News Corp.'s Sky Italia, the leading pay television service in Italy. The local-language version of the MGM Channel will launch June 1.

"Italy is one of the key European markets that remained untapped for us, and now with this deal, we add an incredible jewel to our crown of channels in Europe," MGM Networks executive vp Bruce Tuchman said.

Dubbed into Italian, the MGM Channel will feature a wide selection of titles from the MGM movie catalog.