Magazine article Screen International

Lionsgate in China SVOD Deal

Magazine article Screen International

Lionsgate in China SVOD Deal

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Lionsgate has signed a long-term output deal with Chinese online video platform iQIYI on a package of Lionsgate and third-party feature films.

The deal covers subscription video on demand (SVOD) and transactional video on demand (TVOD) rights for films streaming on iQIYI's platforms, which have more than500 million unique users. iQIYI will have an exclusive SVOD and TVOD window for Lionsgate theatrical titles and, according to a statement from the two companies "will enable broadcasting of these titles and make a major promotional commitment on their platform for them."

The package includes The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (pictured), Divergent Series: Allegiant, Now You See Me 2, Deepwater Horizon, Sicario, Nerve,The Shack and LaLa Land.

"We're thrilled to partner with iQIYI, a major game changer and one of the largest and fastest-growing digital platforms in China," said Lionsgate executive vice president of international sales Wendy Reeds in a statement. …

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