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MGM, M6 ink deal

Pact includes 'Ronin,' 'Robocop'

After a pay-per-view deal in the U.K. last week, the international TV arm of MGM has clenched a licensing agreement with broadcast network M6 in France.

The agreement involves such high-profile films as “Tomorrow Never Dies,” “The Man in the Iron Mask,” “Ronin,” “Species 2,” and “Get Shorty” as well as TV series such as “The Outer Limits,” “Stargate SG-1” and the animated “Robocop.”

The agreement was unveiled Monday by MGM Intl. TV Distribution president James Griffiths and M6 exec VP and director of programs Thomas Valentin.

“This agreement is of particular value to us as we attempt to further penetrate highly saturated international markets and aggressively heighten our presence among key demographics,” Griffiths said.

France in particular is a difficult Euro market for U.S. shows, though M6 recently has been an aggressive buyer of young-skewing shows and blockbuster movies. In fact, M6 in this deal has grabbed its first Bond movie away from traditional outlet TF1.

The MGM deal comes as the Hollywood studio begins to benefit from the reversion of a number of key territorial rights to its own titles that had been licensed out long term by prior studio regimes in order to pay down debt. MGM also has amassed a substantial library of older product from other companies to license internationally, having most recently acquired part of the Polygram holdings.

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