Vimeo launches global TV store with STARZ

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 
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Vimeo launches global television store from MIPCOM and announces Starz as latest partner

  • Adds Hit STARZ Original Series Programming Ash vs Evil Dead, Black Sails and The Girlfriend Experience to Vimeo; Bolster Roster of Lionsgate Titles Licensed in U.S. and over 150 Countries around the World

CANNES/MIPCOM — Today at the MIPCOM 2016 Global Market, Vimeo officially launched its new Global television storefront in partnership with Lionsgate, the first major Hollywood studio to provide content for the new worldwide venture, including the hit television series Orange is the New Black, Casual, The Royals, Mad Men, and Weeds. Vimeo also announced Starz as the latest partner to license its acclaimed programming. In the coming weeks, Starz will bring its STARZ Original limited series “The Girlfriend Experience,” horror-comedy series “Ash vs Evil Dead” and Emmy® Award-winning drama “Black Sails” to Vimeo’s ground-breaking global television store.

“As audiences across the globe continue to shift towards online viewing, Vimeo is taking a leadership role, establishing our On Demand storefront as the world’s first transactional service to offer premium television on a truly global basis” said Sam Toles, Senior Vice President, Programming. “We’re truly excited to be partnering with Lionsgate and now Starz to offer their content and today’s launch marks a huge expansion for our offering of premium programming.”

“Vimeo is undoubtedly one of the most cutting-edge online video platforms and Starz is very pleased to join Lionsgate in agreeing to provide content to Vimeo’s storefront. With this agreement, Starz will make available for purchase three of its most powerful and compelling STARZ Original series for consumers around the world,” said Jeffrey Hirsch, Chief Operating Officer at Starz.

The storefront was unveiled today at MIPCOM ceremonies led by Lionsgate President of Worldwide Television & Digital Distribution Jim Packer and Vimeo’s Senior Vice President, Programming Sam Toles.

Available now, fans can access virtually the entire Lionsgate catalog of television series led by the blockbuster Orange is the New Black, the Golden Globe®-nominated dramedy Casual, the hit series The Royals, the iconic Emmy® Award-winning drama Mad Men and other catalog titles including Weeds, Nurse Jackie, Boss, Blue Mountain State and Manhattan.

The service is one of the first to deliver high-end premium scripted U.S. content to consumers in over 150 countries around the world at the same time.