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Last $30.77 USD
Change Today -0.58 / -1.85%
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2700 Colorado Avenue

Suite 5000

Santa Monica, CA 90404

United States

Phone: 310-449-9200

Fax: 310-255-3870

e company has approximately 1,800 films and television episodes in active distribution in the pay television, domestic cable, free television, and AVOD markets. Pay television rights include rights granted to cable, direct broadcast satellite, and other services paid for by subscribers. AVOD rights include rights granted to digital services supported by advertisements. The company licenses its library titles and new product to major cable channels, such as pay networks, including EPIX, HBO, Starz and Showtime, as well as basic cable channels, including USA Networks, FX, Turner Networks, BET, TVGN, SyFy, Lifetime, MTV, Comedy Central, Spike, AMC Networks, ABC Family, Reelz, Telemundo, UniMás, and Mundo Fox. The company licenses library content to major AVOD services, including Hulu, Crackle, and Amazon. The company also directly distributes, including its home entertainment rights, VOD, pay-per-view, and EST content to MVPDs, such as Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, DirecTV, DISH Network, Charter Communications, AT&T U-verse, Verizon FiOS, and Cablevision. During the year ended March 31, 2014, the company completed basic cable licensing agreements with Turner, TV Guide Network (TVGN), Viacom, AMC Networks, Oxygen, Lifetime, Hallmark, Telemundo, and others. Additionally, it continues to distribute its library of motion picture titles and television episodes and programs through EPIX, the company’s joint venture with Viacom, Paramount Pictures, and MGM, as well as certain of its Summit Entertainment theatricals through HBO and Showtime. Joint Ventures and Partnerships Celestial Tiger Entertainment Limited: The company has a joint venture with Saban Capital Group, Inc. and Celestial Pictures, a company wholly-owned by Astro Malaysia Holdings Sdn. Bhd., to create Celestial Tiger Entertainment Limited, a media company that focuses on the operation of branded pay television channels, content creation, and content distribution targeted at Asian consumers. EPIX: The company has a joint venture with Viacom, Paramount Pictures and MGM called EPIX, a premium entertainment service delivering the latest movie releases, classic film franchises, original documentaries, comedy and music events on television, on demand, online and on consumer electronic devices. Pantelion Films: The company launched Pantelion Films, a joint venture with Videocine, an affiliate of Televisa, which produces, acquires, and distributes a slate of English and Spanish language feature films that target Hispanic moviegoers in the U.S. TVGN: TVGN is a distributed entertainment network owned by the company and CBS Corporation (CBS). Entered into in 2013, the 50/50 joint venture combines CBS’s programming, production and marketing assets with the company’s resources in motion pictures, television, and digitally delivered content. The company owns a 50% interest in TVGN. Business Strategy The company’s strategic focus on content and creation of innovative content distribution strategies would improve its competitive position in the industry, ensure optimal use of its capital, build a diversified foundation for future growth, and generate significant long-term value for its shareholders. Intellectual Property The company is using various trademarks, including ARTISAN HOME ENTERTAINMENT, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, DIRTY DANCING, FAMILY HOME ENTERTAINMENT, LIONS GATE HOME ENTERTAINMENT, MAD MEN, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, and RESERVOIR DOGS in connection with its domestic home entertainment distribution; ARTISAN ENTERTAINMENT, GHOST HOUSE PICTURES, GRINDSTONE ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT, LIONS GATE FILMS, LGF FILMS, MANDATE PICTURES, and TRIMARK PICTURES in connection with films distributed domestically and licensed internationally; and DEBMAR/MERCURY, LIONS GATE TELEVISION and TRIMARK TELEVISION in connection with licenses to free, pay and cable television. Additionally, through Summit Entertainment, the company is using the trademarks, such as BREAKING DAWN, NEW MOON, ECLIPSE, SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT, THE TWILIGHT SAGA, and TWILIGHT, as well as various other trademarks derived from and associated with the Twilight

 

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