Hunger Games, Twilight, Madea, Mad Men and Much More Come to M-GO with New
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
For more information on M-GO, please contact: Stacy Katz
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