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Comcast Dropping MGM HD Channel

Comcast has decided to drop the MGM HD channel on June 1, the cable operator has confirmed to the TV Answer Man.

A Comcast spokeswoman declined to give a reason for the cancellation other than to say its carriage contract with MGM HD is expiring and “we don’t plan to continue to carry it.”

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MGM HD, which launched in 2007, has been available on Comcast systems since 2008.

The channel, which is owned by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), features older movies from the MGM library such as The Pink Panther, A Shot In the Dark, The Manchurian Candidate (pictured above), The Stranger, Mulholland Falls, and Something Wild.

MGM HD is currently available on DIRECTV, U-verse, PlayStation Vue, and several smaller cable systems. But Comcast’s decision to drop MGM could make it more difficult to survive in the increasingly competitive category of niche channels.

Comcast, the nation’s largest cable operator, has more than 20 million video subscribers.

— Phillip Swann

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9 Comments on Comcast Dropping MGM HD Channel

  1. Aaron Arntson // May 10, 2018 at 1:12 pm // Reply

    Do you know how many subs they will lose with this unfortunate drop by Comcast?

  2. The availability of those movies for rent on demand at $4 must be the better business model.

  3. my bill never goes down when channels are dropped

  4. Everyone should call comcast and voice their objection. This is how it was reinstated two years ago. This is WRONG!

  5. One of my favorite channels. Said it was being dropped as of June 1, but I lost it at 11:59 pm 2-2-19. Not only am I sick and tired of this happening, but why don’t the rates we’re charged go down as channels are no longer available.

    • StephaniaRyan // February 10, 2019 at 4:13 pm // Reply

      We don’t have it in or line up here in the North San Francisco Bay Area as of February either. It must be like the “it’s 5 o’clock somewhere” thing. “It’s June somewhere” yep, that makes as much sense as most of the decisions Comcast makes but I don’t work there so I don’t know the factors involved. MGM could easily have decided to drop Comcast, I don’t know the real from fake news…lol…but it doesn’t make me happy to see it go.

  6. Of course I’m paying for Spanish Language cable tv. And I don’t speak Spanish. Bye Bye Comcast!!

  7. Everett payne // February 3, 2019 at 4:00 pm // Reply

    I agree, the price never goes down,nor is it replaced with another comparably channel. Why are they allowed to do this, the prices are always rigged in Comcast’s favor what about the 20 million people who support comcast. I’m tired of it also, I loved watching the mgm channel. I am fed up with the underhanded way comcast does business.

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