Companies Kick Off Partnership By Offering Mad Men Series Catalog as Season 6 Premiere Countdown Begins
LOS ANGELES and SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 21, 2013 /CNW/ - M-GO, the people-friendliest new digital entertainment service, and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a leading global entertainment company, are partnering to bring Lionsgate's vast array of movies and TV shows, including The Hunger Games and Twilight film franchises, Tyler Perry's Madea films and the multiple Emmy Award-winning TV series Mad Men, to M-GO customers for purchase or rental, the two companies announced today.
M-GO has already secured direct content deals with many of Hollywood's major studios and now adds Lionsgate. This partnership further boosts M-GO's ever-growing library of the newest releases of movies and TV shows as well as a deep catalog of hidden gems and classic favorites. The two companies will also explore new content delivery models as part of their shared commitment to best serve their consumers. To kick off the partnership, M-GO is pleased to offer the award-winning Mad Men series catalog so people can discover the show for the first time. Fans can also delight in catching up on missed episodes while reliving some of their favorites in time for the premiere of the new sixth season on April 7, 2013.
"M-GO is exactly the kind of entrepreneurial partner with whom we like to be in business, and our partnership underscores the growing spectrum of digital and traditional platforms available for monetizing our content," said Lionsgate President of Worldwide Television & Digital Distribution Jim Packer. "We're pleased to give M-GO access to our full range of content because they share our commitment to being at the forefront of home entertainment initiatives designed to meet the changing needs of our consumers."
"Getting Lionsgate content was a top priority for M-GO. Being the 'people-friendliest' digital entertainment service means never resting until we have secured the entertainment people want most at their fingertips such as their hot content like Nashville, Anger Management, and The Impossible," said John Batter, CEO of M-GO. "We look forward to working with Lionsgate to lead the industry by pioneering new ways to maximize the benefits of digital by providing amazing entertainment instantly and earlier than ever before for consumers in the US."
M-GO is available for at home or on the go viewing on all major platforms and functions on a full spectrum of operating systems ranging from Android to iOS to Windows. M-GO will be pre-loaded on LG Electronics Smart TVs, Samsung's Smart TV's, Blu-ray players and Wi-Fi tablets, VIZIO's Smart TVs, Blu-ray players, Wi-Fi tablets and digital media players, and Intel® Ultrabook™ devices. M-GO is a free service available at www.mgo.com.
Lionsgate is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms and international distribution and sales. The Company has built a strong television presence in production of primetime cable and broadcast network series, distribution and syndication of programming and an array of channel assets. Lionsgate currently has 27 shows on 18 networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as the multiple Emmy Award-winning Mad Men, Weeds and Nurse Jackie, the new comedy Anger Management, the network series Nashville, the syndication successes Tyler Perry's House of Payne, its spinoff Meet the Browns, For Better Or Worse, The Wendy Williams Show, Are We There Yet? and the upcoming Orange Is The New Black, an original series for Netflix.
Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first installment of The Hunger Games franchise, the 13th highest-grossing North American release of all time, The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn – Part 2, which has grossed more than $800 million at the worldwide box office, Warm Bodies, Texas Chainsaw 3D, The Expendables 2, The Possession, Sinister, The Cabin in the Woods, Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection, Arbitrage and the international hits The Impossible and Step Up Revolution. With the January 2012 acquisition of Summit Entertainment, the Company has now added the blockbuster Twilight Saga, which has grossed more than $3.3 billion at the worldwide box office, to its current slate, giving the Company the two premier young adult franchises in the world.
Lionsgate's home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 15,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.
M-GO is the people-friendliest, new pay-as-you-go digital entertainment service that makes it easier than ever to browse, rent, buy and enjoy the broadest, newest and best selection of movies and TV shows on your screens. M-GO was created by people who love entertainment for people who love being entertained and is a joint venture between DreamWorks Animation and Technicolor. With both technology and entertainment in the company's DNA, M-GO's mission is to transform the world of digital entertainment on the viewer's terms.
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