Fullscreen Set to Launch Subscription Video Service
The service, called Fullscreen, will be the home of Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart's 'Electra Woman and Dyna Girl' remake and a new series from Paul Scheer.
Fullscreen is finally talking about its long-awaited subscription video service.
CEO George Strompolos describes the new offering — which is called, simply, Fullscreen — as a premium entertainment service that "will bridge the gap between social media and television for youth audiences."
Fullscreen will include a number of original series as well as licensed programming. Among the titles coming to the platform are Legendary Digital Media's Electra Woman and Dyna Girl remake starring Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart, documentary #O2LForever, baseball movie The Outfield starring Cameron Dallas and Nash Grier, and a new teen parody series from Fox, Abominable Pictures, Jonathan Stern (Childrens Hospital) and Paul Scheer (The League).
The Fullscreen service has been in the works for more than a year and most-recently went by the code name Hampton. The company says it will also explore podcasts, editorial content and several other formats for the new service.
"This will not be for everyone," Strompolos says in a blog post announcing the new service. "We're building something special for a very specific audience — a community of viewers who grew up online and live on their mobile devices."
Fullscreen, which works with 70,000 YouTube and online talent including The Fine Bros. and Devin SuperTramp, sold a majority stake to The Chernin Group and AT&T's Otter Media last year. Otter also owns subscription video services Crunchyroll and CreativeBug.
Fullscreen has yet to announce the launch date and price of its new service.