Comedian-Con goes to final all yr … by way of video-on-demand

Comic-Con is going to last all year ... through video-on-demand

Cannot make it right down to San Diego for the annual geek Mecca that’s Comedian-Con? Properly, you will seen be capable of get a style of it in your sofa. Comedian-Con Worldwide introduced this morning that it is teaming up with Lionsgate, the studio behind the blockbuster Starvation Video games franchise, to launch a subscription-based mostly video-on-demand service later this yr. As you’d anticipate, it’s going to embrace loads of archival footage from the conference, “unique” brief content material and films and exhibits from Lionsgate. Provided that Comedian-Con lasts a scant 4 days (solely three of which have main occasions), it is troublesome to think about how a standalone VOD channel might host sufficient content material to final a yr. And it is also unclear what the unique content material can be for subscribers.

Except for cavorting with fellow geeks, one of many huge promoting factors for attending Comedian-Con is seeing early glimpses at upcoming films and TV exhibits. Most of that content material ultimately makes its option to most of the people within the type of trailers months later, however there’s an opportunity Comedian-Con may make a few of that out there sooner on its VOD channel. However is that basically value paying for? If you would like the Comedian-Con expertise with out coping with the crowds, countless strains and crummy lodge experiences, perhaps.

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By way of: io9

Tags: Comedian-Con, Lionsgate, VOD

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