Posted Mon Apr 25, 2016 at 04:15 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The studio is bringing over 100 feature films to the digital distribution platform.
Lionsgate and Valve have announced a partnership that will bring Lionsgate movies to Valve's Steam platform. The deal includes popular blockbuster franchises like 'The Hunger Games,' 'Twilight,' 'Divergent,' and 'Saw.'
"We're delighted to partner with Steam, a leader in the digital entertainment and gaming space, as part of our commitment to remain at the cutting edge of innovation in delivering content to online audiences around the world," said Lionsgate President of Worldwide Television & Digital Distribution Jim Packer. "With over 125 million users, Steam represents a unique, exciting and disruptive opportunity to expand our global distribution business."
As part of the agreement, Lionsgate will bring over 100 feature films to the Steam platform, with more titles set to be added as the partnership expands. Current titles include hit films like 'The Hunger Games,' 'Kick-Ass,' 'Sicario,' 'Crank,' and 'Apocalypse Now: Redux.' 48 hour rental prices range from $3.99 to $4.99 for single film releases. Beyond Lionsgate movies, the Steam platform offers a growing collection of digital content with thousands of titles, including games, software, and streaming video.
"Lionsgate has emerged as a major creative force with a deep pipeline of blockbuster franchises and commercially exciting, star-driven event films, making them important content suppliers for our platform," said Valve head of marketing Doug Lombardi. "Their films are engaging audiences and fostering rich communities around the world, reflecting the kind of high-quality entertainment that we expect to drive the continued expansion of our content offering."
Steam users can view video content on all Steam-supported platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, and SteamOS. In addition, the platform also offers virtual reality content via SteamVR.
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