Fullscreen SVOD to go live in April

The much-anticipated streaming service will feature original scripted and unscripted content, and licensed retro hits like Dawson's Creek.
March 30, 2016

After months of anticipation, MCN and media co. Fullscreen’s ad-free SVOD will finally go live April 26.

The streaming service, which will be available internationally, will target the 13 to 30-year-old demographic, and boast a library of feature films and series, both originals and acquisitions, the company confirmed in a statement.

Content will be updated daily, and the service will feature playlists curated by Fullscreen creators. (Some of the network’s most high-profile creators include Grace Helbig, the Fine Brothers and Rooster Teeth).

According to a company, more than 800 hours of content will be available to viewers at any time.

Some of the first originals to appear on the service will include Sid and Marty Krofft’s re-boot of the series Electra Woman & Dyna Girlstarring Helbig and Hannah Hart; teen drama Filthy Preppy Teen$; musical comedy series Jack & Dean of All Trades; dance drama Making Moves; docu-series My Selfie Life; pop culture trivia series Kingdom Geek; celebrity gossip show Shane & Friends; and interview series Zall Good with Alexis G. Zall.

The Fullscreen SVOD (which will simply be named Fullscreen) will be available for $4.99 per month (with a 30-day free trial period) on desktop, iOS devices, Chromecast and select Android phone models. (Additional device support will roll out later in the year, according to the company).

Fullscreen founder and CEO George Strompolos said making the service mobile friendly was a top priority for the company, which caters to a mobile-first generation.

“The phone is their primary screen. We’ve created something special for them that feels more in tune with the way they want to experience great entertainment,” said Strompolos in a statement.

The Fullscreen SVOD will also feature licensed linear content that promises to bring a nostalgia factor for its millennial viewers. Titles coming to the service include Dawson’s Creek, Saved by the Bell and Daria, along with films Cruel Intentions and Can’t Hardly Wait. It will also include a library of films starring online influencers, such as Camp Takota and Elliot Morgan’s comedy special, Premature.

Fullscreen is majority owned by Otter Media, which is backed by AT&T and The Chernin Group. The company first announced plans for the SVOD in September 2015, and in December appointed industry vets Martin Keely (formerly of Major League Baseball Advanced Media) and Randy Ahn (XBox Entertainment Studios) to lead operations and development for the service, including original content.

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