The service is one of the first to deliver premium scripted US content to consumers in over 150 countries around the world at the same time.
Lionsgate will supply Vimeo’s global store with virtually its entire catalogue of television series led by Orange is the New Black, Casual, The Royals, Mad Men and other catalogue titles including Weeds, Nurse Jackie, Boss, Blue Mountain State and Manhattan.
Lionsgate movie titles will be added to the Vimeo service for rental in the U.S. subsequent to launch.
“We’re proud to launch Vimeo’s first ever transaction-based global television store with Lionsgate’s acclaimed television series,” said Barry Diller, chairman and senior executive of Vimeo parent company IAC.
“Their television slate includes nearly 80 series on 40 different networks, and they are a great partner with whom to kick off a service that will bring premium scripted shows from the U.S. to our hundreds of millions of viewers around the world. They are the first of many top Hollywood studios we expect to attract in the months to come.”
“Our collaboration with Barry Diller and Vimeo is the latest example of our commitment to partner with world-class platforms to serve online, next generation consumers,” said Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer.
“We’re proud to be the exclusive launch partner of platforms such as Vimeo that are transforming the face of entertainment and bringing our content to consumers around the world through an expanding array of touchpoints.”
The service will officially launch on October 18 at the MIPCOM 2016 Global Market in Cannes with kickoff ceremonies led by Lionsgate president of Worldwide Television & Digital Distribution Jim Packer and Vimeo’s Head of Global Content Acquisitions and Distribution Sam Toles.
Lionsgate has been one of the first studios to partner with Starbreeze, Steam, Google’s virtual reality Daydream initiative, Comcast’s Xfinity service and other leading digital platforms to deliver premium content to its consumers.