Cinedigm announced Wednesday that it has teamed up with convention organizer Wizard World to create a new digital network for Comic Cons fans.
The over-the-top channel will feature sci-fi, horror, fantasy, action, adventure, gamer, anime, animation and comedy content. This joint venture also includes an e-commerce market for collectible and exclusive merchandise. It has no affiliation with the popular San Diego conference Comic-Con.
Comic Con enthusiasts will be able to view the network’s content year-round through its free-to-consumer, advertising-supported streaming and premium subscription options, with the paid service providing access to Comic Con events, panels and talent.
Cinedigm’s library consists of more than 33,000 films and TV episodes and 650 digital content partnerships. Wizard World, known for its pop-culture multimedia conventions, is also gearing up for the 16 Wizard World Comic Con conventions to be held in 2014.
Cinedigm has already entered the digital channel business last year, launching documentary-oriented Docurama, which is currently available on platforms including Xbox Live, Samsung and Roku platforms.