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MARCH 21, 2013 — Los Angeles, CA, and Santa Monica, CA – M-GO, the people-friendliest new digital entertainment service, and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a leading global entertainment company, are partnering to bring Lionsgate’s vast array of movies and TV shows, including The Hunger Games and Twilight film franchises, Tyler Perry’s Madea films and the multiple Emmy Award-winning TV series Mad Men, to M-GO customers for purchase or rental, the two companies announced today.
M-GO has already secured direct content deals with many of Hollywood’s major studios and now adds Lionsgate. This partnership further boosts M-GO’s ever-growing library of the newest releases of movies and TV shows as well as a deep catalog of hidden gems and classic favorites. The two companies will also explore new content delivery models as part of their shared commitment to best serve their consumers. To kick off the partnership, M-GO is pleased to offer the award-winning Mad Men series catalog so people can discover the show for the first time. Fans can also delight in catching up on missed episodes while reliving some of their favorites in time for the premiere of the new sixth season on April 7, 2013.
“M-GO is exactly the kind of entrepreneurial partner with whom we like to be in business, and our partnership underscores the growing spectrum of digital and traditional platforms available for monetizing our content,” said Lionsgate President of Worldwide Television & Digital Distribution Jim Packer. “We’re pleased to give M-GO access to our full range of content because they share our commitment to being at the forefront of home entertainment initiatives designed to meet the changing needs of our consumers.”
“Getting Lionsgate content was a top priority for M-GO. Being the ‘people-friendliest’ digital entertainment service means never resting until we have secured the entertainment people want most at their fingertips such as their hot content like Nashville, Anger Management, and The Impossible,” said John Batter, CEO of M-GO. “We look forward to working with Lionsgate to lead the industry by pioneering new ways to maximize the benefits of digital by providing amazing entertainment instantly and earlier than ever before for consumers in the US.”
M-GO is available for at home or on the go viewing on all major platforms and functions on a full spectrum of operating systems ranging from Android to iOS to Windows. M-GO will be pre-loaded on LG Electronics Smart TVs, Samsung’s Smart TV’s, Blu-ray players and Wi-Fi tablets, VIZIO’s Smart TVs, Blu-ray players, Wi-Fi tablets and digital media players, and Intel® Ultrabook™ devices. M-GO is a free service available at www.mgo.com.