For the last couple of months my increased agitations over San Diego Comic-Con’s lack of streaming panels has reached an all time high. Seems like CCI is finally getting on the streaming bandwagon to offer subscription streaming, starting sometime in 2016.

Seth-LadermanIf you point your browser to http://comic-con.lionsgateapp.com/ you’ll see that something is coming soon, and it looks like Lionsgate is partnering up with the not for profit organization.

If that isn’t enough to show the lumbering giant is slowly getting with the times (and trying to counter Wizard World’s ConTV) news has it that Legendary Digital and Nerdist Industries’s own Seth Laderman has been made Executive Vice President and General Managerof San Diego Comic-Con’s International subscription video-on-demand service.

Mr. Laderman, in association with Comic-Con International, will be responsible for programming the service’s broad portfolio of content, including original short-form content created exclusively for the channel’s subscribers, films and television series from Lionsgate and other studios designed to appeal to the diverse interests of Comic-Con’s fans as well as exclusive archived footage from Comic-Con’s 45-year history. The Comic-Con International SVOD service is designed to expand the comics and pop culture event of the year into a year-round online experience for longtime fans and new audiences.

For something that should have happened three years ago, this is definitely a move in the right direction. The big question now is, “how much will you pay to watch all of the panels?”

via Bleeding Cool

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