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What if Turner Broadcasting System, United Artists Corporation, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. merged into one company on July 22, 1974, and also acquired 20th Century Fox on December 4, 1978.

List of changes

  • The merged company would be named MGM/UA Communications Company and later was changed to The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corporation.
    • From 1968 to 1990, Transamerica owned the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corporation.
  • 20th Century Fox, 20th Television, and MTM Enterprises would have folded by United Artists.
  • News Corporation in this alternate universe would become more like publishing and a news company. So, pretty much all of the entertainment assets would belong to MGM instead. But, at least, they created a news channel called News Network, which in this universe, would be a news channel broadcasts currently "conservative propaganda".
  • In 1978, MGM/UA Communications Company would acquire Cablevision Sports 3 and would rename it to SportsChannel.
  • The merged company would still own Untied Artists Broadcasting, and also would never close down this channel, plus that the channel would become MGM/UA Television Network (now known as MGM Broadcasting and Television).
  • The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corporation would help Jan Steinbeck to launch TV3 in Scandinavia in 1987. However, this would lead the MGM Corporation to acquire Kinnevik and Modern Times Group on February 2, 1991, for 10 million Swedish kronor.
  • Searchlight Pictures would have likely to be distributed most of their movies by Orion Pictures instead of Searchlight Pictures.
  • MGM Corporation would have also launched MGM Kids Channel (now known as Blue Sky Network) on September 8, 1990, and all of Fox Kids and Cartoon Network's original content would have likely be aired on MGM Kids, instead.
    • MGM Kids Channel had a former late-night programming block called Nightline, which was launched on March 8, 1993. The channel aired some original programming like The Simpsons, Beverly Hills, 90210, Family Guy, WCW Saturday Night, King of the Hill, Stargate SG-1, and Married... with Children. Nightline was closed on September 1, 2001, because its programming was moved to AMC, which will be an experimental network for young adults, and it's also because Blue Sky Network is meant to be a "kids channel".
  • MGM would launch a documentary channel called The History Channel (now known as History) on January 1, 1995.
  • The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corporation would acquire Rainbow Media Holdings (now known as AMC Networks) in 1998.
    • All of Sundance TV, We TV, and IFC programming would be moving to AMC, which means three of those channels would be closed.
    • MuchMusic (USA), Extreme Sports Channel would be spun off into a new independent company, while BBC America would be under the control of BBC Studios.
    • In 2001, AMC would take over all of their programmings from MGM Kids Network's late-night block Nightline, that would mean that:
      • AMC (now known as All Access) would begin to focus on comedies, dramas, documentaries, reality, and lifestyle programs. It's like IFC, Sundance TV, We TV, and AMC combined into one channel.
      • AMC would also be home to The Simpsons, Portlandia, The Walking Dead, Marriage Boot Camp, The Bureau, Family Guy, Archer, King of the Hill, The Whitest Kids U Know, Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Joseline's Cabaret, Growing Up Hip Hop, The Last Man on Earth, Wayward Pines, Futurama, The Boondocks, and Alejo & Valentina.
      • Also, All Access would be currently MGM's home to adult animations. With the way to complete with MTV (WarnerMedia), Comedy Central (ViacomCBS), and Syfy (NBCUniversal).
    • In 2009, the channel "AMC" would rename to All Access to avoid confusion of AMC Theaters, and give the perception that Blue Sky Network is not just a children's entertainment channel.
  • Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc. would've merged with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Animation, and formed Blue Sky Studios in 2001.
  • TBA
  • In 2003, Microsoft would have bought The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corporation for $200 million.
  • In 2008, MGM would purchase AMC Theaters for 2 million dollars, because the network and the cinema chain have the same name.
  • In 2018, The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corporation would acquire Netflix for $25 billion.
    • The 2020 film Cuties would likely not on Netflix because the company doesn't tolerate pedophilia at all. Well, at least, in this alternate scenario.
  • In 2019, Microsoft will launch a new streaming service called MGM Multiplex, which would be the ultimate replacement of Epix Now, Netflix, Microsoft Movies & TV, and the Blue Sky Network app.
    • Netflix and the Blue Sky Network app wouldn't be closed because of MGM Multiplex, and two of those streaming services will continue.
  • In this alternate universe, Amazon wouldn't acquire Microsoft or the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corporation, since the company is already huge, and they already got Amazon Studios, which will be good enough to compete with Apple Originals, Microsoft's MGM and Netflix, and Alphabet's YouTube Originals.
  • A multilingual international television channel, BabyTV would have likely come to the U.S. in Fall 2021, as a morning programming block on Blue Sky Network.

History

Films

Animations

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

2010s

2020s/Future

Live-action

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

2010s

2020s/Future

Shows/Television

Animations

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

  • Action Man (Rated: TV-Y7) (MGM Kids Network, now known as Blue Sky Network) (2000-2001; Mainframe Entertainment, Saban Entertainment and Hanna-Barbera Studios)
  • Los Luchadores (Rated: TV-Y7) (MGM Kids Network, now known as Blue Sky Network) (2001; produced by Saban Entertainment, Shavick Entertainment, and Rainmaker Digital Pictures)
  • Beast Machines: Transformers (Rated: TV-Y7) (MGM Kids Network, now known as Blue Sky Network) (1999-2001; produced by Mainframe Entertainment, Hashbro and Hanna-Barbera Studios)

2010s

2020s

Future

Live-action

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

  • FreakyLinks (Rated: TV-14) (Nightline and MGM Broadcasting and Television) (2000-2001; produced by Haxan Films, Regency Television, and MGM Television)
  • Titus (Rated: TV-PG) (Nightline, and later moved to AMC/All Access) (2000-2002; produced by Kenny & Hargrove, Deranged Entertainment, and MGM Television)
  • Soul Food (Rated: TV-14) (Epix) (2000-2004; produced by Edmonds Entertainment, State Street Pictures, and MGM Television)
  • Dark Angel (Rated: TV-14) (MGM Broadcasting and Television) (2000-2002; produced by Cameron/Eglee Productions and MGM Television)
  • Yes, Dear (Rated: TV-PG) (Nightline, and later moved to AMC/All Access) (2000-2006; produced by Amigos de Garcia Productions, Cherry Tree Entertainment, and MGM Television)
  • DAG (Rated: TV-14) (MGM Broadcasting and Television) (2000-2001; produced by Gordon & Conn Productions, Double Wide Productions, and MGM Television)
  • TBA

2010s

2020s/Future

Assets

The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corporation (Microsoft)

  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.
    • Netflix (1997-present)
      • Netflix Animation (2018-present)
      • Albuquerque Studios (2007-present)
    • United Artists (1919-present)
    • Orion Pictures (1978-present)
      • Orion Classics (1982-present)
    • Blue Sky Studios (1957-present)
    • American International Pictures (1954-present)
    • Eon Productions (1961-present)
    • LightWorkers Media (2009-present)
    • Lucasfilm (1971-present)
  • MGM Television
    • MGM Television (1956-present; formerly known as MGM/UA Television)
    • MGM Broadcasting and Television (1979-present; formerly known as United Artists Broadcasting and MGM/UA Television Network)
    • MyNetworkTV (2006-present)
    • MGM Television Stations (1979-present)
    • CNN (1980-present)
    • CNN International (1985-present)
    • CNN en Español (1997-present)
    • HLN (1982-present; formerly known as CNN2, Headline News, CNN Headline News, and HLN)
  • MGM Networks
    • Blue Sky Network (1990-present; formerly known as MGM Kids Channel)
    • Boomerang (2000-present)
    • All Access (1984-present; formerly known as American Movie Classics and AMC)
    • TruTV (2008-present)
    • Epix (1994-present)
    • SportsChannel (1976-present)
  • Kinnevik AB
    • Millicom (1990-present)
    • Tele2 (1993-present)
    • Comviq (1981-present)
    • Allente (1987-present; formerly known as Modern Times Group)
      • Metro International (1995-present)
    • Transcom (1995-present)
    • STRIX Television (1988-present)
  • History Networks
    • History (1995-present)
    • History en Español (2004-present)
    • Military History (2005-present)
  • Satellite Television Asian Region Limited (Star)
    • Star India (1990-present)
      • Asianet (1993-present)
      • Asianet Plus (2005-present)
      • BabyTV (2003-present)
      • Blue Sky Network (1991-present)
      • Pogo (2004-present)
      • History TV18 (2011-present)
      • CNN-News18 (2005-present; formerly CNN-IBN)
      • Star Bharat (2017-present)
      • Star Gold (1999-present)
      • Star Gold 2 (2020-present)
      • Star Gold Select (2017-present)
      • Star Jalsha (2008-present)
      • TBA
      • Star World India (1991-present)
      • TBA
    • Star World (1991-present; formerly known as Star Plus)
    • Star Chinese Channel (1991-present)
    • SportsChannel Asia (1988-present; formerly known as Prime Sports)
    • History (2007-present)
    • BabyTV (2003-present) and Blue Sky Network (1993-present)
    • All Access (2004-present; formerly known as American Movie Classics and AMC)
    • Epix (2001-present)
  • AMC Theaters (American Multi-Cinema)
    • Odeon Cinemas Group (2016-present)
      • Nordic Cinema Group (2013-present)
      • United Cinemas International (1988-present)
    • Screenvision (1990-present)
    • National CineMedia (2002-present)
  • MGM Resorts International
    • Bellagio (1998-present)
    • CityCenter (2009-present)
      • Aria Resort and Casino (2009-present)
      • Vdara Hotel & Spa (2009-present)
    • Excalibur Hotel and Casino (1990-present)
    • Luxor Las Vegas (1993-present)
    • Mandalay Bay (1999-present)
      • Delano Las Vegas (2003-present)
      • Mandalay Bay Convention Center (2003-present)
      • Michelob Ultra Arena (1999-present)
    • MGM Grand Las Vegas (1975-present)
      • MGM Grand Garden Arena (1993-present)
      • Skylofts at MGM Grand
      • The Mansion at MGM Grand
      • The Signature at MGM Grand (2006-present)
    • The Mirage (1989-present)
    • New York-New York Hotel & Casino (1997-present)
    • Park MGM (1996-present)
    • T-Mobile Arena (42.5% ownership stake)
    • Beau Rivage (1999-present)
    • Gold Strike Tunica (1994-present)
    • Diaoyutai MGM Hospitality – China (joint venture with Diaoyutai State Guesthouse)
      • Bellagio Shanghai
      • Diaoyutai Boutique Hotel Chengdu
      • Diaoyutai Hotel Hangzhou
      • MGM Grand Sanya
    • MGM China
      • MGM Cotai (2018-present)
      • MGM Macau (2007-present)
    • Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa (2003-present)
    • MGM Grand Detroit (1999-present)
    • MGM National Harbor (2016-present)
    • MGM Northfield Park (2013-present)
    • MGM Springfield (2018-present)
    • Yonkers Raceway & Empire City Casino (1899-present)
    • Dragon Ridge Country Club
    • Fallen Oak Golf Course
    • Primm Valley Golf Club (1997-present)
    • Reflection Bay Golf Course
    • Shadow Creek (1990-present)
  • TBA

Gallery

On-screen logos

See also

  • What if TimeWarner didn't acquire Turner Broadcasting System in 1996?

Trivia

  • With the several canon changes, the list of world's largest media companies would be like this:
    • The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corporation (Microsoft)
      • Main assets; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, MGM Broadcasting and Television, MGM Networks, History Networks, Rede Telecine, Star Asia, MGM Resorts International, MGM Music, MGM Consumer Products, Albuquerque Studios, Kinnevik AB, Lucasfilm, and AMC Theatres
    • The Walt Disney Company
      • Main assets; The Walt Disney Studios, ABC, ESPN (80%), A+E Networks (50%), Disney Channels Worldwide, Freeform, Disney Music Group, and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
    • NBCUniversal (Comcast)
      • Main assets; E!, NBC, Telemundo, Universal Studios, DreamWorks Studios, USA Network, Bravo, Syfy, Oxygen, Universal Music Group, and Universal Parks & Resorts
    • News Corporation (Murdoch family)
      • Main assets; News Network, News Sports, National Geographic Partners (73%), Australian News Channel, and HarperCollins
    • WarnerMedia (AT&T)
      • Main assets; Warner Bros. Entertainment, The CW (50%), MTV Networks, HBO, DC Comics, Warner Music Group and Otter Media
    • Sony Entertainment (Sony)
      • Main assets; Sony Pictures Entertainment, Marvel Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment and Sony Interactive Entertainment
    • ViacomCBS (National Amusements)
      • Main assets; CBS, The CW (50%), Paramount Pictures, Showtime Networks, and Simon & Schuster
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