October 21, 2014

'Tribeca Short List' is a Subscription VOD Service That Will Stream Lionsgate & Tribeca Films

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It seems everyone is getting into the streaming business these days. We had HBO announce that they are introducing their own service, and CBS also recently announced that they'll be offering all of their content streaming for $6 a month. Now Tribeca and Lionsgate have partnered up to offer titles from both of their libraries in a new subscription streaming service called Tribeca Short List. 

Here's a little bit from their press release:

The service, called Tribeca Short List, will encompass a prestigious selection of Lionsgate and Tribeca titles as well as critically-acclaimed films drawn from around the world.  The films will be curated by Tribeca and leading voices in contemporary culture and refreshed on a weekly basis.  The service is slated to launch in the first half of calendar 2015.

"The launch of the Tribeca Short List service unites two powerful brands and underscores our commitment to collaborate with blue-chip partners around the world to deliver premium content to online audiences," said Lionsgate Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer.  "The Tribeca name resonates with movie aficionados everywhere, and our service will encompass a highly curated, diverse and prestigious portfolio of quality films."

Since it's a curated service and not just a Netflix "here's everything that's ever existed" service, hopefully it means better movies, and movies that would have cost too much to release theatrically, but are still great films that should be seen. In a world where there is actually too much choice, good curation could end up being very powerful for smaller services like this, and it could mean lots of great indie films get seen that might otherwise not have been. 

We don't know how much it will cost yet or how it will really work, but we'll likely find out next year sometime before they roll it out.      

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