Posted Mon Sep 19, 2016 at 01:45 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
Several TV shows are heading to Vimeo's on-demand video library.
Vimeo has announced a deal to bring Lionsgate TV titles to its new global video store. The service will be available in more than 150 countries around the world.
"We're proud to launch Vimeo's first ever transaction-based global television store with Lionsgate's acclaimed television series," said Barry Diller , Chairman and Senior Executive of Vimeo parent company IAC. "Their television slate includes nearly 80 series on 40 different networks, and they are a great partner with whom to kick off a service that will bring premium scripted shows from the U.S. to our hundreds of millions of viewers around the world. They are the first of many top Hollywood studios we expect to attract in the months to come."
Vimeo will offer nearly all of Lionsgate's library of TV titles, including current and catalog shows like 'Orange is the New Black,' 'Casual,' 'The Royals,' 'Mad Men,' 'Weeds,' 'Nurse Jackie,' 'Boss,' 'Blue Mountain State,' and 'Manhattan.' Likewise, the studio will also add movie titles to the platform for rental in the US after launch.
"Our collaboration with Barry Diller and Vimeo is the latest example of our commitment to partner with world-class platforms to serve online, next generation consumers," said Lionsgate Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer . "We're proud to be the exclusive launch partner of platforms such as Vimeo that are transforming the face of entertainment and bringing our content to consumers around the world through an expanding array of touchpoints."
Pricing for rentals has not been announced yet, but the new Vimeo service is scheduled to launch on October 18 at the MIPCOM 2016 Global Market in Cannes.
Sources: Vimeo via Yahoo, Engadget
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