Magazine article Screen International

Lionsgate, Alibaba in Stream Deal

Magazine article Screen International

Lionsgate, Alibaba in Stream Deal

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Lionsgate has struck a deal with e-commerce titan Alibaba Group to stream its content in mainland China in a service that is expected to commence in August.

The freshly minted Lionsgate Entertainment World (LGEW) will offer a subscription streaming service available exclusively through Alibaba's latest set-top box.

Alibaba Group Holdings values itself at around $130bn and is preparing an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange that could raise between $15m and $20m.

LGEW titles include The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (pictured), Mockingjay - Part 1, Divergent, and "several titles" from the Twilight franchise.

TV programming includes the ABC series Nashville, Rosemary's Baby on NBC, The Royals - set to debut in early 2015 on E! …

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