Lionsgate and Comic-Con Announce New SVOD Service
Comic-Con International, the pop culture extravaganza that takes over San Diego for a week every July, is partnering with Lionsgate to bring a subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service that will fans allow fans to enjoy the excitement year-round.
According to Lionsgate, the new service, Comic-Con HQ, will launch with free beta access on May 7 with its official premiere in June leading up to Comic-Con International: San Diego July 21-24.
Lionsgate says the ad-free streaming service will “feature an evolving slate of programming including original scripted and unscripted series, recurring daily and weekly entertainment commentary, plus unique access to a growing library of live and archival programming from their world-class events, a highly-curated selection of film and TV genre titles, and behind-the-scenes access and bonus features from genre titles that defy and define pop culture.”
“For nearly half a century, Comic-Con has served as the definitive common ground where the fans of genre entertainment come together to express their passion for comics and pop culture,” said Seth Laderman, EVP and General Manager for Comic-Con HQ. “Comic-Con HQ aspires to extend that exchange 365 days a year, bringing everything we love about Comic-Con to the world in ways never before seen and experienced. The new platform will provide a year-round destination to enjoy all facets of the community and access the vast diversity of content the world has come to expect from the largest and longest-running pop cultural celebration of the year.”
“This is the first time we’ve had this type of an association. It was a few years in the making and we hope it will be a wonderful opportunity for fans of Comic-Con and those who may not be familiar with Comic-Con and WonderCon,” said David Glanzer, Chief Communications and Strategy Officer for Comic-Con International. ”My hope use that it will showcase the best our shows have to offer and show people how to experience comics and popular arts in a totally new way.”