LIONSGATE Key Lines of Business
Lionsgate is a premier next generation global content leader whose feature films, television programming, digital content and premium platforms touch consumers around the world. With its acquisition of Starz, a media and entertainment leader whose flagship STARZ® premium pay service reaches nearly 25 million U.S. subscribers, Lionsgate continues to grow into a vertically integrated global content platform of increasing diversity, reach and scale. The Company’s portfolio of assets includes one of the largest independent television businesses in the world, a 16,000-title film and television library, a world-class film business and an expanding global distribution footprint.
Lionsgate's film business generates an average of nearly $2 billion annually at the worldwide box office with more than 40 releases spanning eight different labels. The growth of the Company’s film slate has been driven by blockbuster box office successes The Hunger Games and Twilight Saga franchises, the Now You See Me and John Wick series, La La Land, Hacksaw Ridge, Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween, Lionsgate/CBS Films’ Hell or High Water, Roadside Attractions’ Manchester by the Sea, Codeblack Films’ Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain and Pantelion Films’ Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S. Lionsgate and its predecessor companies have earned 90 Academy Award® nominations and 20 Oscar wins.
The Lionsgate Television Group, now complemented by Starz’s television production operations, supplies nearly 90 shows to more than 40 different U.S. networks and is a leader in delivering premium content to cable, broadcast and streaming platforms alike. The Company has earned 187 Emmy nominations and 29 Emmy wins, driven by iconic series such as Mad Men, Weeds and Nurse Jackie. Lionsgate’s current roster of hits includes Orange is the New Black, Nashville, The Royals, Casual and the breakout series Greenleaf. With the Starz acquisition, the Company’s slate has expanded to include Outlander, Black Sails and the second highest-rated premium pay television series of 2016, Power. With its investment in leading reality producer Pilgrim Studios, combined with continued organic growth, Lionsgate is also building a strong nonfiction business alongside its premium scripted operations.
Driven by its 16,000-title film and television library, one of the biggest content catalogues in the world, Lionsgate has also built a premier home entertainment business that is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD, VOD and digital conversion. The Company is an innovator in partnering with digital platforms, incorporating new technologies and exploring windowing strategies to enrich the home entertainment experience it offers consumers.
Lionsgate continues to build a portfolio of channels driven by strong brands, deep content pipelines and its vast library. The flagship STARZ premium pay network is the second largest pay network in the U.S. and STARZENCORE reaches more than 31 million subscribers. The multiplatform EPIX channel, operated with Viacom and MGM, has become one of the most successful new pay television networks in the past 20 years. POP is a nationally distributed channel partnership with CBS that celebrates pop culture and continues to build a strong slate of original programming.
The Company is also connecting its content directly with consumers through a suite of OTT platforms that include Tribeca Shortlist and Comic-Con HQ along with the planned launches of the Laugh Out Loud comedy platform, featuring the original content of Kevin Hart, and the first Spanish-language premium streaming movie service for Hispanic moviegoers in the U.S. The Starz acquisition will enable Lionsgate to scale its OTT services alongside Starz’s own fast-growing OTT platform and a Starz app that has already attracted nearly a million subscribers.
Lionsgate continues to create alliances with a new generation of content companies to extend its reach into new lines of business designed to enhance current franchises while identifying exciting new properties. The Company is already planning theme park attractions, rides and exhibitions in the U.S., UK, Europe, the Middle East, Australia and China, and it continues to build its presence in video games and interactive ventures that leverage the breadth and depth of its IP. Its partnership with Disney and Fox on the ground-breaking Atom Tickets app creates exciting new opportunities for theatre owners and consumers alike.
The Company prides itself on an entrepreneurial culture where innovation and risk-taking are encouraged, executives are empowered to make their own decisions and close collaboration between operating units has resulted in a slate of exciting multiplatform properties.
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Lionsgate’s management team has been led by Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer and Vice Chairman Michael Burns since March 2000. With over 50 years of combined entertainment industry experience, they have built Lionsgate from a small independent studio to a diversified next generation global content creator and distributor. The Company's market capitalization has grown from approximately $80 million in 2000 to more than $4 billion in 2013 and the Company’s revenue has increased more than 15 times over during that 13-year period.