DENVER, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On Command Video Corporation, a leading provider of in-room interactive entertainment for the hotel industry and its guests, announced today that it has reached agreement to begin airing high definition video on-demand movies from Lionsgate in hotel rooms. Lionsgate films include the Academy Award Motion Picture "Crash," "Grizzly Man," and "Lord of War." Other box office hits include "Saw II," "Madea's Family Reunion," "The Descent," "Crank," and the upcoming "Employee of the Month."
"We are pleased to have reached agreement with this very important studio to bring HD VOD to hotel rooms," said Tad Walden, senior vice president of marketing and programming for On Command. "The majority of revenue earned by our hotels from the in-room system comes from movies and providing the guest with an enhanced viewing option will help maintain this important revenue stream for our hoteliers."
"With the influx of high definition televisions, hotels are looking to maximize their guests' viewing options," said Jon Ferro EVP TV Distribution for Lionsgate."
On Command is a leading provider to this market and its ability to manage content was uppermost in our decision to provide them with HD content for the hospitality market."
On Command currently delivers more than 350 titles to the hotel industry, making it the provider of the largest assortment of in-room movies to the hotel industry.
About On Command
On Command Video Corporation (www.oncommand.com) is a leading provider of in-room entertainment technology to the lodging and cruise ship industries. On Command is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Capital Group (NASDAQ:LCAPA) . On Command entertainment services include: on-demand movies; television Internet services using high-speed broadband connectivity; television email; short form television features covering drama, comedy, news and sports; video games; and music-on-demand services through Instant Media Network, a majority-owned subsidiary of On Command and the leading provider of digital on-demand music services to the hotel industry. All On Command products are connected to guest rooms and managed by leading edge video-on-demand navigational controls and a state-of-the art guest user interface system.
The guest menu system can be customized by hotel properties to create a robust platform that services the needs of On Command hotel partners and the traveling public. On Command and its distribution network services more than 800,000 guest rooms, which touch more than 300 million guests annually.
On Command's direct served hotel properties are located in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Spain. On Command distributors serve cruise ships operating under the Royal Caribbean, Costa and Carnival flags. On Command hotel properties include more than 100 of the most prestigious hotel chains and operators in the lodging industry including, Accor, Adam's Mark Hotels & Resorts, Fairmont, Four Seasons, Gaylord Hotels (Gaylord Palms, Gaylord Texan, Gaylord Opryland and Gaylord Hotel at Opryland), Hilton Hotels Corporation, Hyatt, Intercontinental Hotels Group (Inter-Continental, InterContinental Buckhead, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn), Loews, Marriott (Courtyard, Renaissance, Fairfield Inn and Residence Inn), New York Palace Hotel, Radisson, Ramada, Starwood Hotels & Resorts (Westin, Sheraton, W Hotels and Four Points), and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.
Lionsgate is the premier independent producer and distributor of motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment and video-on-demand content. Its prestigious and prolific library of more than 9000 titles is a valuable source of stable and recurring revenue, and it serves as a foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate brand is synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.
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