6:31am PT by Etan Vlessing
Lionsgate, San Diego Comic-Con to Launch Online Video Service
San Diego Comic-Con is going year-round by partnering with Lionsgate to launch an subscription video-on-demand service aimed at fanboys.
The online service, the result of two years of talks between SDCC and Lionsgate, will feature exclusive archived footage from the past 45 years of Comic-Con, films and TV series from Lionsgate and other companies and original video.
"The fan base for the kind of films and television series showcased at Comic-Con has grown exponentially, and a subscription video-on-demand service is the ideal platform to capture the magic and excitement of the Comic-Con experience year-round as well as the perfect vehicle for Comic-Con fans to discover new content," said Lionsgate president of worldwide TV and digital distribution Jim Packer in a statement Thursday.
Lionsgate earlier launched the Lionsgate Entertainment World platform with the Alibaba Group in China and plans the upcoming launch of Tribeca Shortlist, an SVOD for cinephiles in partnership with Tribeca Enterprises.