In a first for a Hollywood studio, Lionsgate has partnered with Vimeo to license its content for Vimeo’s global television store with titles including Orange is the New Black, Casual, The Royals, Mad Men and Weeds.
Under the exclusive pact, the titles will be available on Vimeo in the U.S. and over 150 countries worldwide. Lionsgate will supply Vimeo’s global store with virtually its entire catalog of television series led by the blockbuster OITNB, the Golden Globe-nominated dramedy Casual, the hit series The Royals, the iconic Emmy-winning drama Mad Men and other catalog titles including Weeds, Nurse Jackie, Boss, Blue Mountain State and Manhattan. Lionsgate movie titles will be added to the Vimeo service for rental in the U.S. subsequent to launch.
“We’re proud to launch Vimeo’s first ever transaction-based global television store with Lionsgate’s acclaimed television series,” said Barry Diller, Chairman and Senior Executive of Vimeo parent company IAC. “Their television slate includes nearly 80 series on 40 different networks, and they are a great partner with whom to kick off a service that will bring premium scripted shows from the U.S. to our hundreds of millions of viewers around the world. They are the first of many top Hollywood studios we expect to attract in the months to come.”
“Our collaboration with Barry Diller and Vimeo is the latest example of our commitment to partner with world-class platforms to serve online, next generation consumers,” said Lionsgate Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer. “We’re proud to be the exclusive launch partner of platforms such as Vimeo that are transforming the face of entertainment and bringing our content to consumers around the world through an expanding array of touchpoints.”
The service will officially launch on October 18th at the MIPCOM 2016 Global Market in Cannes.