Free streaming service Tubi enters into partnership with Lionsgate
FOX’s free ad-supported streaming service Tubi announced today that it has entered into an exclusive multi-year agreement with Lionsgate to become the AVOD home for 30 new feature films. With the partnership, Tubi will also add over 200 existing Lionsgate titles to its streaming library.
Now available on Tubi is “Shattered”, starring John Malkovich, Frank Grillo, Cameron Monaghan and Lily Krug. “Pursuit” with John Cusack and Emile Hirsch in the lead roles will be available on the service on June 27, and “Wolf Hound” with Trevor Donavan, James Maslow and Michael Wayne Foster in the lead roles will come to the service this fall. Additional titles will be announced later.
“We are excited to expand our long-standing partnership with Lionsgate,” said Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer at Tubi. “Bringing together an exclusive free offering of thirty upcoming releases, as well as beloved movies and series from Lionsgate’s world-class content library, will add even more value to our viewers.”
“This agreement reflects our ability to have more tailored content licensing agreements with a growing range of buyers across all parts of the content ecosystem,” said Lionsgates Domestic Television Distribution President Ryan Lowerre. “We are excited to expand our long-standing relationship with Tubi, a leader in AVOD platforms, to bring an exciting range of star-driven multi-platform movies to viewers.”
The following films are among those included in the agreement:
- “Broken” – now available and exclusively free to stream – An action thriller with Oscar nominees John Malkovich (“Red”) and Frank Grillo (“Avengers: Endgame”), “Shattered” follows the lonely technology millionaire Chris (Cameron Monaghan, “Shameless”) who meets charming, sexy Sky (Lily) . Krug, “Every Breath You Take”), and the passion grows between them. When he is injured, she quickly steps in as his nurse. But Sky’s strange behavior leads Chris to suspect that she has more sinister intentions, especially when Sky’s roommate is found dead for mysterious reasons.
- “Persecution” – exclusively free to stream starting June 27th – John Cusack (“Grosse Pointe Blank”) and Emile Hirsch (“Into the Wild”) play the main roles in this action thriller about a tough cop in the hunt for an even tougher criminal. Detective Breslin crosses paths with Calloway (Hirsch), a ruthless hacker desperate to find his wife, who has been kidnapped by a drug cartel. When Calloway escapes police custody, Breslin teams up with a silly female police officer to take back her prisoner. But is Calloway’s crime boss (Cusack) somehow involved in this explosive situation?
- “Wolf dog” – exclusively free to stream in the fall of 2022 – With Trevor Donavan (“90210”), James Maslow (“Big Time Rush”) and Michael Wayne Foster (“Embattled”), and based on the real Nazi program KG 200, “Wolf Hound” tells the story of a Jewish-American pilot shot down behind enemy lines. With little more than wit and a side arm, he must outwit a brilliant enemy, rescue his crew from captivity and prevent a conspiracy that could change the course of the war.