Current episodes of Sci Fi’s two Stargate series are just the first move in the studio’s expansion of electronic distribution of its library.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. today announced it has made current episodes of the hit science fiction/adventure series Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis available for purchase and download from the iTunes Music Store.
The first five episodes of Stargate SG-1 season 10 and the first five episodes of Stargate Atlantis season 3 will be available for download and subsequent episodes for both series will be within 24 hours after airing on the Sci Fi Channel.
“By making these popular series available through iTunes, we’re able to extend the reach of the MGM brand and the Stargate franchise,” said Doug Lee, MGM’s executive vice president, New Media Division. “We’re always delighted to enhance the consumer’s experience of our popular content and see this as a win all the way around.”
The deal marks the first step in MGM’s strategy to expand its electronic distribution footprint globally with more announcements expected in the future. Since forming the New Media Division in April of this year and the recruitment of Lee to supervise it, MGM is now positioned to expand in the new media world, which will bring upside potential for the company’s library.