TUBI BECOMES STREAMING HOME TO LIONSGATE’S RECORD-SETTING SITCOM ANGER MANAGEMENT FROM DEBMAR-MERCURY & LIONSGATE TELEVISION
Deal makes Tubi the exclusive ad-supported streaming service for Charlie Sheen series that set a record as the most-watched scripted cable comedy debut
All 100 episodes now available to stream completely free on over 20 platforms and connected devices including iOS, Android, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV, as well as Comcast Xfinity and Cox Contour
NEW YORK, May 1, 2019 – Tubi (www.tubi.tv), the world’s largest ad-supported video on demand (VOD) service, today announced an exclusive deal with global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) to bring all 100 episodes of Debmar-Mercury and sister Lionsgate Television’s 10/90 comedy Anger Management to its customers.
The deal for the sitcom starring Charlie Sheen, Shawnee Smith and Daniele Bobadilla was unveiled at a Tubi NewFront reception.
Anger Management had a record-setting debut on FX at the time as the most-watched scripted cable comedy series debut. Tubi customers can easily access all seasons of Anger Management completely free starting today on over 20 platforms including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Comcast Xfinity and Cox Contour.
“We’re excited to be adding Anger Management to our comedy offering with 100 episodes absolutely free to Tubi customers,” said Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer, Tubi. “This is just one of many popular series we’re adding to our rapidly growing library of premium content.”
In Anger Management, award-winning actor Charlie Sheen stars as “Charlie,” a non-traditional therapist specializing in anger management. He has a successful private practice, holding sessions with his group of primary patient regulars each week, as well as performing pro bono counseling for an inmate group at a state prison. Charlie thrives on the chaos in his life while still battling his own anger issues. His life is complicated by his relationships with his own therapist/best friend (Selma Blair), an ex-wife whose positive outlook but poor choices in men frustrates Charlie (Shawnee Smith), and their 13-year-old daughter who has OCD (Daniela Bobadilla).
Anger Management also stars Noureen DeWulf, Michael Arden, Derek Richardson, Barry Corbin, Brian Austin Green, Laura Bell Bundy, Brett Butler, James Black, Michael Boatman, Darius McCrary, and Martin Sheen. The series was created by executive producer-showrunner Bruce Helford, directed by Andy Cadiff, Bob Koherr, Gerry Cohen, Rob Schiller, and Sam Simon, written by Bruce Helford, Kristy Grant, Dave Caplan, Bob Kushell, Daley Haggar, Shauna McGarry, and Michael Loftus, and produced by Michael Loftus, Kent Zbornak, and Daniel Dratch.
Tubi continues to expand its already massive content library which presently contains more than 12,000 movies and television series – and expects to grow it at an even greater accelerated pace throughout the year. The company’s content volume is more than double in size to Netflix – approximately 40,000 hours of content. Tubi consistently ranks as one of the most watched apps on the world’s largest platforms including Amazon’s Fire TV, Roku iOS, Android, and many others.
Tubi recently announced record growth in 2018, with 4.3 times the amount of content on the service over the previous year – and in December 2018, customers streamed nearly as much content as all of 2017. The company also announced plans to reinvest profits of over nine figures into content acquisitions in 2019 to rapidly grow its already large catalog.
Headquartered in San Francisco, Tubi (www.tubi.tv) is the world’s largest ad-supported video on demand service with over 12,000 movies and television shows from nearly every major Hollywood studio. The service gives fans of films and television programs an easy way to discover new content which is available completely free. Currently available in the US and Canada, Tubi can be accessed through a large number of devices and apps including Samsung televisions, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Comcast’s X1, iOS, and Android. A full list of devices can be found here: https://tubitv.com/static/devices. Tubi is backed by Foundation Capital, Cota Capital, Jump Capital, and Danhua Capital, as well as strategic investors MGM, Lionsgate, and TEGNA Ventures.
The first major new studio in decades, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) is a global content leader whose films, television series, digital products and linear and over-the-top platforms reach next generation audiences around the world. In addition to its filmed entertainment leadership, Lionsgate content drives a growing presence in interactive and location-based entertainment, video games, esports and other new entertainment technologies. Lionsgate’s content initiatives are backed by a nearly 17,000-title film and television library and delivered through a global sales and distribution infrastructure. The Lionsgate brand is synonymous with original, daring and ground-breaking content created with special emphasis on the evolving patterns and diverse composition of the Company’s worldwide consumer base.
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