There’s no doubt that video on demand is about to go through its own gold rush era. From giant TV networks like CBS to wireless providers such as Rogers, it looks as if everyone wants to join the fun before it’s too late. Taking note of this, film studio Lionsgate and Tribeca Enterprises, the media company behind the Tribeca Film Festival, announced today they are teaming up on a new, subscription-based video-streaming platform. The service will be known as Tribeca Short List and is slated to launch sometime during the first half of 2015. You can expect a “prestigious selection” of movie content from Lionsgate, which will be curated by Tribeca with help from “leading voices in contemporary culture.”
As of right now, no pricing details have been released. That said, a source familiar with the upcoming service does tell me that Tribeca Short List will rely heavily on providing highly curated films, and that the focus is going to be on quality rather than quantity. What’s more, I’m told there will be a section on each movie explaining in detail why it was selected as part of the feed. On paper, it sounds like an interesting idea — now we just have to wait and see if the end product is compelling enough for people to buy in
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