DENVER, Aug. 29 /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 signed an agreement with Magnolia Pictures, a prolific producer and distributor owned by Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner. Magnolia Pictures is the distributor of such well-known movies as "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room," "Herbie Hancock: Possibilities," "One Last Thing," the critically acclaimed "Bubble" by Steven Soderbergh, and "The World's Fastest Indian," starring Anthony Hopkins.
"On Command is excited to partner with Magnolia Pictures bringing artistic and provocative niche content to sophisticated hotel audiences who are gravitating to our new Art House Cinema category," said Tad Walden, senior vice president of marketing and programming for On Command. "With the popularity of HD movies, On Command has expanded its movie categories to include a great assortment of HD movie content."
"Magnolia Pictures has seen the positive purchasing power of hotel guests during the launch of 'Bubble,'" said Eamonn Bowles, president of Magnolia Pictures. "The addition of Magnolia Pictures in the hotel category and the On Command Art House Cinema category will provide hotel guests with viewing options they have not had available to them until now."
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.
About Magnolia Pictures
Magnolia Pictures, an independent distributor, recently released Roger Donaldson's "The World's Fastest Indian" with Anthony Hopkins, Alex Gibney's Academy Award-nominated documentary "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room," and also mounted the successful multi-platform release of Steven Soderbergh's "Bubble." Upcoming films include Pierre Morel's "District B13," Nicolas Winding Refn's "The Pusher Trilogy," and Bong Joon-ho's "The Host." Magnolia Pictures is part of a vertically-integrated group of media properties co-owned by Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban that also includes the Landmark Theatres chain, production companies HDNet Films and 2929 Productions, high-definition cable networks HDNet and HDNet Movies. For more information: www.magpictures.com.
Source: On Command Video Corporation
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