AlloCine puts rush on Screen site plans

New portal will have TV listings, actor info

LONDON -- French-based, U.S.-owned AlloCine Group is pushing ahead with ambitious expansion plans for its U.K. banner

The Web operator, which provides a one-stop Internet shop for movie fans, is launching a TV portal for its site in addition to the movie content it already carries.

The operators said Monday that the new portal will include TV listings, schedules of upcoming series and info about TV shows and actors.

"Our goal for is to be one of the top entertainment sites in the U.K.," Screenrush managing director Alexandra Ouzillea said Monday. "With our new TV series section and over half a million unique users every month since we launched, we're well on track to becoming the Google of the entertainment industry."

U.S. investment fund Tiger Global is AlloCine's majority stakeholder.