Lionsgate and Comic Con International are launching a SVOD service and Kings of Con is one of their new series.
The Hollywood Reporter has more information.
The ad-free SVOD platform, now called Comic-Con HQ, will feature shows on comics, science and gaming as well as archived footage from the past 45 years of Comic-Con.
Variety also covers the news.
The original scripted and unscripted series debuting on the platform include: the scripted comedy series “Kings of Con,” inspired by real-life fan convention experiences from “Supernatural” stars Richard Speight and Rob Benedict; the science entertainment program “Impossible Science,” starring magician Jason Latimer; and the previously announced unscripted series “Her Universe,” hosted by founder Ashley Eckstein, following contestants as they design their geek couture concepts for the catwalk of a live San Diego Comic-Con fashion show.
The San Diego Comic Con Unofficial Blog notes new channel will also plans to stream panels from Comic Con, although not in real time.
“We do not plan on live streaming the panels,” Laderman told us. “Fans wait in line for hours if not days to be the first to experience some of the panels. We don’t want to take that amazing experience away from anyone. We will be working with all the panel hosts to distribute the panels on our platform shortly after their live presentation. We’ll be working on covering as many panels as possible, in rooms of all sizes. With this unparalleled access, we can now experience Comic-Con in a whole new way. “
Want to sign up? Richard and Robert tell you how.
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What an exciting new channel and what a great place to see not only Kings of Con but the SDCC panels, including the Supernatural panels.