Comcast, MGM Team on VOD Channel Devoted to Action Programming

--Comcast's Fancast Portal Now Offering Video Downloads Comcast and MGM Studios have partnered to launch what they claim
is the first VOD channel dedicated exclusively to action programming.
Dubbed Impact, the new channel, which launched last month, features
both action films and TV shows, a number of which are available in
HD. "The Comcast On Demand platform is the perfect environment for
targeted marketable brands...

Major Studios Announce Plans for Premium VOD Service

Earlier this month, Viacom, its Paramount Pictures unit, MGM Studios
and Lionsgate announced that they have formed a joint venture that will
launch a premium VOD service and linear-TV channel in the fall of
2009. According to the companies, the venture will have access to
Paramount and Paramount Vantage titles released theatrically on or
after January 1st, 2008, and MGM, United Artists and Lionsgate titles
released theatrically on or after January 1st, 2009: it will have exclusive
access during the pay-television window to such recent and upcoming
films as "Iron Man," "Star Trek," "Cloverfield," "Shutter Island," "Love
Guru" and "Valkyrie" and various currently-in-production titles,
including new installments of the "Robocop" series, the companies say.