MGM vids will Excel in India


NEW DELHI -- Mumbai-based home video distributor Excel Home Videos said Tuesday that it has signed a deal to distribute MGM Home Video films here.

MGM's catalog was previously distributed in India via a 2005 agreement with the home video division of India's oldest music company and ex-EMI licensee Saregama India Ltd., headquartered in Kolkata.

Excel already distributes product from Disney and 20th Century Fox, among others, while its multigenre catalog includes mainstream Bollywood titles. Excel recently released its first set of MGM titles.

Said Excel Home Videos managing director Muslim Kapasi: "We are looking forward to partnering with MGM to leverage our market standing with their catalog strength and content quality."

MGM's catalog includes such well-known franchises as the "Pink Panther," "James Bond" and "Rocky" series.