Fox & MGM Renew Blu-ray/DVD Deal

MGM has renewed its worldwide Blu-ray and DVD distribution deal with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment through 2016 reports Yahoo.

Along with overseeing electronic-sell-through for MGM titles, Fox will continue to handle MGM’s movie and television library as well as distribute several upcoming new releases in the home entertainment market including the next James Bond film which will be distributed theatrically by Sony.

Fox began managing MGM’s international home video distribution in 1999, a deal that expanded in 2006 to include domestic distribution. This cements the current deal and should ensure more MGM library titles that haven’t previously been released on DVD or Blu-ray will hit the formats in coming years.

The deal also means the remaining nine James Bond titles that haven’t made the jump to Blu-ray, including such notable films as “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service,” “The Spy Who Loved Me,” “Goldeneye”, “You Only Live Twice” and “The Living Daylights,” will likely do so in the near future.