he U.S. include an UltraViolet digital copy, a home entertainment industry standard that allows consumers who have purchased film and television content to access their content at any time by downloading or streaming it from the cloud to various devices supported by participating ultraviolet retailers. Of these titles, certain are released through the company’s subsidiary, Grindstone Entertainment Group, which acquires and/or produces titles as finished pictures and as ‘pre-buys’ based on script, cast and genres, and creates targeted key art, marketing materials and release plans, which is then distributed direct-to-video, video-on-demand (VOD) and through other media. In the year ended March 31, 2016, Grindstone Entertainment Group released 38 titles. Additionally, the company distributes television product, including series, such as Mad Men, Orange Is The New Black, The Royals, Weeds, Nurse Jackie, Duck Dynasty, Hannibal, Blue Mountain State, and the upcoming Narcos and Grace and Frankie; library titles, such as Alf and Little House on the Prairie; and certain Disney-ABC Domestic Television series, as well as premiere children's brands, including the company’s Alpha and Omega franchise, Saban Entertainment’s Power Rangers, Aardman’s Shaun the Sheep library, LeapFrog Entertainment's LeapFrog, MGA Entertainment's LalaLoopsy and Bratz, American Greetings' Care Bears, and the company’s catalog of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Marvel Animated Features. The company shipped approximately 80 million DVD and Blu-ray finished units during the year ended March 31, 2016. Digital Media Digital media distribution involves delivering content (including certain titles not available on packaged media) by electronic means directly to consumers through in-home devices (such as set-top boxes from cable, satellite and telco companies, connected or ‘smart’ devices, game consoles and HDMI dongles) and mobile devices (such as smart phones, tablets and personal computers). The key distribution methods, of which the company is an active participant, include transactional distribution (such as pay-per-view (PPV), electronic-sell-through (EST) and transaction VOD, non-transactional distribution (such as subscription VOD (SVOD)), advertiser-supported VOD (AVOD) and free VOD (FVOD)) and distribution through various linear pay, basic cable and free television platforms. Distribution on pay networks include, among others, EPIX, HBO, Starz and Showtime. Distribution on basic cable networks include, among others, USA Networks, FX, Turner Networks, BET, Pop, SyFy, Lifetime, MTV, Comedy Central, Spike, AMC Networks, Freeform, Reelz, Telemundo, UniMás and Mundo Fox. The company also licenses library content to digital platforms and networks, such as iTunes, iQIYI, Amazon, Wal-Mart's Vudu, Microsoft's Xbox, Sony's PlayStation Network, Google Play, Netflix, Best Buy/Cinema Now, Hulu, EPIX, Barnes & Noble/Nook, M-Go, and Valve Corporation’s Steam platform, as well as directly distributes (including in some cases, the company’s home entertainment rights, VOD, PPV and EST content) to multichannel video programming distributors, such as Comcast, DirecTV/AT&T, Dish Network, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Charter Communications, and Verizon Communications. The company also distributes its original and acquired television programming across various digital platforms on an EST basis, often the day after an episode airs on television in the territory. Television content is usually made available on digital SVOD, FVOD, and AVOD platforms years after such content first airs, generating additional revenues for the company and supplementing those revenues earned from traditional linear television distribution. The company also licenses its product outside of the U.S. Over-The-Top Initiatives The company also distributes content through Tribeca ShortList, Comic-Con HQ, and shortly, Laugh Out Loud, the company’s suite of over-the-top services, which feature branded, targeted content for affinity audiences. Tribeca Short List, the company’s SVOD service with Tribeca Enterprises, a global media company, which owns and operates the Tribeca F
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