Titled MGM HD, the new station will carry a 24/7 schedule of fully remastered movies from the studio's around 4,000-strong film archive. Available now at position 345 on the Sky EPG, the channel also marks MGM's first ever branded TV offering in the UK.
MGM HD, which is jointly owned by Sky and MGM, becomes the 37th HD channel available on the satellite platform and the tenth HD station in the Sky Movies section.
To access the channel, Sky subscribers will need to receive the Dual Movies and HD pack. However, it is also being offered on an a la carte basis for £5 per month.
"We are pleased to be partnering with Sky on MGM's first branded channel to launch in the UK. As it truly is the best way to experience feature films, MGM anticipated the popularity of high definition and has been committed to remastering many of the great MGM movies in HD for some time," said MGM Worldwide Networks president Bruce Tuchman.
"MGM has the world's largest modern film library, packed with great blockbuster titles and renowned classics alike. Now, thanks to Sky, we can deliver all of that quality entertainment content in HD."
Sky chief operating officer Mike Darcey added: "This new joint venture demonstrates our ongoing commitment to investing in high-quality HD content for our customers. Offering a range of classic MGM movies, some for the very first time, this new channel joins an already impressive HD movie offering on Sky. It also means that customers can enjoy more classic movies the way they deserved to be seen, in stunning HD."