CONtv Partners with Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con 2016
Cinedigm's Direct to Consumer Digital Service to Provide Comic Con
Fans with Unlimited Access to the Convention Including a Virtual Reality
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Pop culture fans rejoice as CONtv, the ultimate streaming digital
network for Con-goers, announced today an exclusive partnership
with Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con at the Los Angeles Convention
Center October 28-30th. CONtv audiences will have the
opportunity to experience the convention digitally, with the network
providing an inside look at must-see panels, events and exclusive
interviews with some of the most beloved stars in film, television and
the comic book universe.
Video footage from each day of the convention will be used for a
full-length documentary encapsulating the L.A. Comic Con experience
through the eyes of fans and the industry's most notable names.
Additionally, CONtv will be filming several events in virtual reality,
including tours of the floor and Stan Lee's panel on Sunday, giving fans
the opportunity to truly immerse themselves and experience the
convention in a whole new way.
This year's Con will host celebrities including legendary comic book
icon and event creator, Stan Lee, as well as Kevin Conroy (original
voice of Batman, Batman: The Animated Series), comic book creator
Rob Liefeld (Deadpool), Candice Patton (CW's The Flash),
and Shannon Purser (Netflix's Stranger Things). Also onsite at
the convention will be the original cast of Batman, including
Adam West, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar, and Lee Meriwether. Audiences will
also have the chance to see special appearances by comic book artists
including Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn), Gerry
Duggan (Deadpool), Andy Park (Tomb Raider) and Rob
Denbleyker (Cyanide & Happiness), as well as celebrity
cosplayers Kristen Hughey, Britt Bliss, Raychul Moore, Chad Michaels,
and many more!
"We couldn't be more thrilled to partner with Stan Lee's L.A. Comic Con
and for CONtv to have a prominent presence at the convention," said
Erick Opeka, EVP of Digital Networks for Cinedigm. "CONtv is the
ultimate destination for comic super fans, and as Stan is undoubtedly
one of the most legendary names in the comic universe, it is important
to us to provide our subscribers with the total event experience."
CONtv will be providing 15-20 hours of full access to convention events
MORE FLASH! - Danielle Panabaker (Dr. Caitlin Snow)
returns alongside Patty Spivot - Barry Allen's love interest (Shantel
VanSanten) - and co-stars Candice Patton and Teddy Sears for photos,
signings and a special panel to make all Flash fan dreams come true!
Yes Way! GERARD WAY! - Eisner Award-winning comic creator,
acclaimed songwriter and lead singer of My Chemical Romance Gerard
Way will be L.A. Comic Con's special Guest of Honor at a must-see
panel from the Hot Topic Main Stage. The panel will include a special
unveiling of his new DC comic YOUNG ANIMAL, and fans won't want
to miss the chance to see this true creative genius!
The Makeup National Championship - The Hot Topic Main
Stage will host the first-ever "Makeup National Championship"
presented by M.A.C. Cosmetics and Makeup Artist Magazine. Fans
will get the chance to put their professional makeup skills to the
test to win prizes including $3,000 worth of M.A.C. products, as well
as a trip to the Ultimate M.A.C. Experience and $5,000 in cash!
Nickelodeon's Miraculous Ladybug and Henry Danger - The voices
of Ladybug and Cat Noir, as well as the team behind
Nickelodeon's hit show "Miraculous Ladybug" come together for
an exciting panel and fan-signing! The Nick fun will continue as the
stars of Nickelodeon's "Henry Danger," Jace Norman (Henry
Hart) and Cooper Barnes (Captain Man), greet fans and sign
Loot Crate Returns - Loot Crate returns as a 2016 sponsor with
special unveilings exclusive to Stan Lee's L.A. Comic Con, alongside a
special crate experience that can't be beat!
CONtv is a digital network devoted to passionate fans of pop culture
entertainment. Launched on March 3, 2015, CONtv provides consumers
access to thousands of hours of exclusive content showcasing an original
slate of programming as well as a vast digital catalog of over 1,200
must-watch titles. Everything from quirky original series, cult
television shows and genre movies encompassing sci-fi, horror, fantasy,
anime, grindhouse, martial arts action, and more, to live coverage of
events at the cons- all available on-demand either in a free,
ad-supported format or a low cost, subscription-based model of
$4.99/month for premium content. CONtv is available on Roku, Amazon
Prime, iOS, Android and Samsung Smart TVs.
Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) is a leading independent content distributor in
the United States, with direct relationships with thousands of digital
platforms and retail storefronts, including iTunes, Netflix, Amazon,
Wal-Mart and Target, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on
cable television. Cinedigm has a distribution library of over 60,000
film and TV episodes.
Additionally, given Cinedigm's infrastructure, technology, content and
distribution expertise, the Company has rapidly become a leader in the
quickly evolving over-the-top digital network business. Cinedigm's first
channel, DOCURAMA, launched in May 2014, and is currently available on
iOS, Roku, Amazon Prime, Xbox and Samsung, with additional platforms
currently being rolled out. Cinedigm launched CONtv on March 3, 2015.
The Company's third OTT channel, DOVE CHANNEL, launched on September 15,
2015 and is a digital streaming subscription service targeted to
families and kids seeking high quality and family-friendly content
approved by Dove Foundation. Combined, the three streaming channels
currently provide more than 5,500 hours of content to viewers across
more than 3 million app downloads.
Cinedigm™ and Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp™ are trademarks of Cinedigm
About Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con
On September 27, 2016, in front of the Los Angeles City Council, Stan
Lee and the rest of the Comikaze team announced that Stan Lee's Comikaze
Expo has been rebranded as Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con. The change
underscores the convention's primary objective of honoring Los Angeles
as a mecca for the creation and production of today's most celebrated
pop culture entertainment - and to salute the many L.A.-based
professionals involved in the creation of the films, television, comic
books, and videogames that energize the sci-fi and pop culture
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