ReelTime Rentals will provide movies from Lionsgate for rental by streaming download on the ReelTime.com website.
ReelTime customers may point, click and watch blockbuster and critically acclaimed Lionsgate films, like SAW III, EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH, CRANK, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, DR. T AND THE WOMEN, REQUIEM FOR A DREAM and more than 200 other titles. The end user may access full screen DVD-quality video, without buffering or distortion.
"ReelTime's Intelligent Rapid delivery System (IRDS) is the first distributed (peer to peer) network that we have approved for streaming delivery," said Jon Ferro, evp TV distribution, Lionsgate. "We feel that ReelTime provides consumers a significant alternative in the way they experience Lionsgate's movies delivered over the Internet."
"This marks a true turning point for our company. We now have available premier properties that can draw a much larger audience to our site," said Barry Henthorn, ReelTime ceo. Lionsgate's movies are very popular with young male viewers, which is a demographic that we highly covet."
Lionsgate (www.lionsgate.com) is the leading independent filmed entertainment studio, winning the 2006 Best Picture Academy Award for CRASH. The company is a premier producer and distributor of motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment and video-on-demand content. Its prestigious and prolific library of more than 10,000 titles is a valuable source of recurring revenue and a foundation for the growth of Lionsgate's core businesses.
Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, ReelTime Rentals' (www.reeltimetv.net) mission is to deliver diverse programming, for rental or by subscription, over its online broadband network, enabling viewers to watch whatever they choose, anytime and anywhere they want to see it -- all they need is a broadband connection. ReelTime offers the first DVD-quality "Point Click and Watch" user experience available on the worldwide Web.