Why Lionsgate and SDCC’s New Streaming Service Is Awesome

As the average price of cable continues to rise, so does the emergence of popular streaming services like Netflix, HBO Now, VUDU, Hulu and more. Believe us when we say that’s a damn good thing!

It looks like another one is about to pop up on the radar, aimed at fanboys.

What Kind of Fanboy Nonsense Is This?

San Diego Comic-Con is teaming up with Lionsgate to launch a new subscription based streaming service aimed at none other than the infamous fanboys — and girls!

It turns out, the service has actually been under wraps for about two years as these two companies hashed out the particulars. So far, it looks like the service will include content from the past 45 years of Comic-Con events via archived footage. In addition, subscribers will gain access to films and TV shows from Lionsgate, among some other undisclosed providers.

Jim Packer, Lionsgate’s President of worldwide TV and digital distribution channels believes the streaming service is going to be incredibly popular.

“The fan base for the kind of films and television series showcased at Comic-Con has grown exponentially, and a subscription video-on-demand service is the ideal platform to capture the magic and excitement of the Comic-Con experience year-round as well as the perfect vehicle for Comic-Con fans to discover new content.”

Why Should We Care?

San Diego Comic Con by Kevin Dooley (Flickr)

More streaming services means more competition in the space, so it should contribute to lower prices eventually. Perhaps the most exciting part is that with so many options out there, you’ll never feel the sting of cutting that cord. Because seriously, screw cable.


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