MGM Launches Partnership to Bring Stargate Command to VRV and Announces Release of Full Length Feature-Cut of Stargate Origins on Digital Storefronts Internationally This Summer
(Los Angeles, CA) March 15, 2018- Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) has partnered with VRV, a video aggregation service bringing together the best of anime, animation, gaming, fantasy, and sci-fi, to bring Stargate Command to more fans than ever before. Beginning today, March 15th, VRV Select, the platform’s curated house channel, will provide the full Stargate Command experience in the U.S., housing all of the service’s premium content after a window of exclusivity on the Command platform. Additionally, this summer, MGM will make the new feature-length cut of Stargate Origins available for sale on digital storefronts with local language versions available in select markets worldwide.
Through the VRV partnership, fans will now have the opportunity to watch Stargate Command All-Access video content, including Stargate Origins, on more devices than ever before. VRV is available on the web, iOS and Android devices as well as Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, XBOX One, PS4, Chromecast and newer Roku devices. Along with Stargate Command content, users have the ability to explore and experience other fan-centric entertainment on VRV in one unified environment, with content from a large collection of premium SVOD channels including Crunchyroll, Funimation, DramaFever, Rooster Teeth, and Shudder, alongside VRV Select. VRV is available for a $9.99 monthly subscription. Stargate Command All-Access will continue to provide members a window of exclusivity for newly released content, as VRV will air episodes of Stargate Origins no earlier than 30 days after each episode appears on Stargate Command.
"We are honored to partner with MGM to bring Stargate, one the most beloved sci-fi franchises of all-time, to VRV,” said Eric Berman, Head of Business Development & Partnerships. “Together, we can now offer the fandom access to their favorite content across mobile and living room devices through the VRV app, which as of today, is now available on Apple TV."
Additionally, MGM also announced a new feature-length cut of Stargate Origins that will be available to own in SD, HD, and 4K for $19.99 in the U.S. and will be available at comparable pricing in such international markets as France, Italy, Japan, Spain, Latin America this summer. This feature length cut of Stargate Origins will provide fans with a unique long-form experience and will be translated into 12 languages. This new feature-cut is the first Stargate content to be released in true 4K, bringing the visual richness of this format to the Origins story and will be freely available to All-Access Members to download with a digital code when it becomes available on digital platforms.
Since its inception, Stargate Command All-Access has provided unprecedented access and value to fans of the Stargate franchise. Pre-sale members enjoyed a limited edition t-shirt and approximately nine months of unlimited access to the Stargate library, including early access to Stargate Origins. This value continues to grow with the addition of the special VRV offer in addition to the free download of the new Stargate Origins feature cut. Stargate Command will continue to offer a rich editorial experience and destination for the franchise’s community even after the expiration of the initial All-Access Pass.
ABOUT STARGATE COMMAND
Stargate Command is the official destination for all things Stargate. The platform currently offers the All-Access Pass which provides unlimited access to the largest collection of Stargate content ever offered in one place, including: Stargate SG-1, Stargate: Universe, Stargate: Atlantis, STARGATE (the motion picture), STARGATE: THE ARK OF TRUTH, STARGATE: CONTINUUM, video extras and Stargate Origins. Members receive exclusive updates on the Stargate universe and can experience a wealth of interactive content through which the Stargate community can engage. The cost of All-Access is a one-time fee of $20.00, which grants members access from September 20, 2017 (the launch of Stargate Command) through May 15, 2018. Stargate Command can be found on social on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
VRV is a leading audience-focused aggregation platform featuring premium SVOD channels including Crunchyroll, Funimation, DramaFever, Rooster Teeth, and Shudder, alongside a curated house channel, VRV Select. Created to provide fans with a next-gen entertainment experience, VRV offers immersive content experiences in a digitally-driven environment via bundled subscription, a la carte subscription, or ad-supported options. As a platform, VRV helps partners extend their reach and distribute their premium content through a high-quality, branded experience on mobile, web, and popular living room devices.
ABOUT STARGATE ORIGINS
In 1939, Professor Paul Langford and his daughter Catherine are still grappling with the mysteries of the ancient relic they discovered in the Egyptian desert more than ten years ago. With war looming in Europe and funding running out, these brilliant minds are approaching their lowest ebb. Little do they know, answers are about to present themselves in a dangerous form, when the Nazi Occultist Dr. Wilhelm Brücke approaches their facility with a sinister motive. Enlisting the help of two young soldiers, Catherine and her new allies embark on an adventure into the unknown to rescue her father and save the Earth from an unimaginable darkness.
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Select Episodes of MGM’s Mid-Form Premium Digital Series Will Play in Bigscreen’s Virtual Reality Movie Theater Timed to Finale
Metro Goldwyn Mayer invites Stargate fans to re-watch every episode of Stargate
Origins in advance of the upcoming finale, kicking off with a limited immersive viewing experience. Stargate Command has partnered with Bigscreen, a social virtual reality movie theater platform, to bring the first two episodes of Stargate Origins to life as part of a special VR social event. Using voice chat and avatar features, Bigscreen offers a social experience that allows fans across the globe to feel as if they are sitting with their friends watching movies or TV shows. Tied to the three-episode Stargate Origins finale event on March 8th, the first two episodes of the series along with exciting bonus content will be available in 2D at select screening times via Bigscreen, offering fans an immersive, virtual movie theater-style viewing that encourages co-watching with fans across the globe from the comfort of their own homes.
Beginning on March 8th, Bigscreen will offer designated screening times of these select episodes of Stargate Origins across and multiple-day period.
No ticket or sign up is required for this event. For the full list of screenings please visit: bigscreenvr.com/stargate
Stargate Origins is an authentic return to the franchise that explores a brand-new
chapter in Catherine Langford’s early history surrounding the extraordinary Stargate portal.
Thursday, March 8th at 3pm PT/6pm ET –
Sunday, March 11th at 12am PT/ 2am ET
Episodes 1 and 2 of Stargate Origins available on Bigscreen every 30 minutes
Thursday, March 8th at 4PM PT/7PM ET
Stargate Origins finale to air on Stargate Command All-Access
Episodes 1 and 2 of Stargate Origins will have several 2D screening times on the Bigscreen platform, which is available on the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, all SteamVR-compatible headsets, and all Windows Mixed Reality headsets. Download Bigscreen for free from the Oculus Store, Steam Store, or the Microsoft Store.
Screenings will be live every 30 minutes across four different theaters. Fans can “check in” to a theater at the designated start time to experience the screening alongside fans across the globe. These screenings will be available in the US, UK, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Germany.
Episodes 1-3 of Stargate Origins are available to all members of the Stargate Command digital platform. Episodes 4-10 are available to Stargate Command All-
Stargate Command is available on iOS, Android, and online in the U.S. at:
stargatecommand.co. Stargate Command is also available worldwide through the
iTunes Store and Google Play. Internationally, All-Access is available for purchase
through app stores in the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Australia and New
Official Stargate Origins Trailer
Stargate Origins Press Photos
Stargate Origins- Bigscreen Trailer
Stargate Origins - Bigscreen Press Photos
Stargate Origins - Series Description: In 1939, Professor Paul Langford and his daughter Catherine are still grappling with the mysteries of the ancient relic they discovered in the Egyptian desert more than ten years ago. With war looming in Europe and funding running out, these brilliant minds are approaching their lowest ebb. Little do they know, answers are about to present themselves in a dangerous form, when the Nazi Occultist Dr. Wilhelm Brücke approaches their facility with a sinister motive. Enlisting the help of two young soldiers, Catherine and her new allies embark on an adventure into the unknown to rescue her father, and save the Earth from an unimaginable darkness.
Stargate Command is the official destination for all things STARGATE. All-Access members receive exclusive updates on the Stargate universe, extensive behind-the-scenes material from the set of Stargate Origins, and can experience a wealth of interactive content through which the Stargate community can engage. In addition to streaming all episodes of Stargate Origins, All-Access subscribers also have access to: Stargate SG-1, Stargate: Universe, Stargate: Atlantis, STARGATE (the motion picture), STARGATE: THE ARK OF TRUTH, STARGATE: CONTINUUM and video extras. The cost of All-Access is a one-time fee of $20.00, which grants members access from September 20, 2017 (the launch of Stargate Command) through May 15, 2018. Stargate Command can be found on social on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Bigscreen is a “Social VR Movie Theater” platform. Launched in 2016, it has quickly become of the killer apps of VR with more than 400,000 users. Power users spend 20– 30 hours a week using Bigscreen. Popular use cases of Bigscreen include watching movies and TV shows, playing videogames, and hanging out socially in virtual environments.
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New Digital Platform Is Home to
MGM’s First Premier Digital Series ‘Stargate Origins’
LOS ANGELES (August 31st, 2017) – On the heels of the announcement at Comic-con International: San Diego of a new original series Stargate Origins and the 20th Anniversary of the launch of Stargate SG-1, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) is releasing the All Access pass to the digital platform Stargate Command for pre-sale today in advance of the official September 20th launch. Stargate Command is the definitive hub for fans to celebrate and interact as well as explore the Stargate library and other content spanning the franchise’s decades long history. Stargate Command is also the exclusive home to the U.S. premiere of the full Stargate Origins series, which will debut on the platform later this year.
Stargate Command will offer two forms of membership: a free version and an All Access paid membership. Fans will be able to download the Stargate Command app when the platform launches on September 20th. All Stargate Command members will receive a weekly newsletter featuring exclusive updates on the Stargate universe from experts and influencers and a wealth of interactive content through which the Stargate community can engage, including: fan forums, polls, quizzes and more. In addition to posting and commenting on the forums, members can create their own profiles and rise through the ranks at Stargate Command, all the way to the coveted “Ascension” level.
In addition to the aformentioned content, Stargate Command All Access members will receive an incredible lineup of insider content and unprecedented access to the production of Stargate Origins, from development and pre-production through the show’s premiere. All Access members will also have the exclusive opportunity to stream each 10-minute episode of Stargate Origins, as well as enjoy the largest collection of Stargate content ever released in one place including Stargate SG-1, Stargate: Universe, Stargate: Atlantis, STARGATE (the motion picture), STARGATE: THE ARK OF TRUTH, STARGATE: CONTINUUM and video extras, with all material offered in High Definition (subject to availability). Additional benefits include a virtual seat in the writers’ room at various points in the scripting process, and an authentic, limited-edition digital version of the Stargate Origins pilot shooting script. The cost of All Access is a one-time fee of $20.00, which grants members access from the launch of Stargate Command through mid-May of 2018.
“As evidenced by the overwhelming response from our announcement out of Comic-con International: San Diego, there is no question that the appetite from Stargate fans is bigger than ever. This is the perfect time for Stargate Command, a destination that combines classic Stargate content with an unprecendented way for fans to interact with each other, and be a part of the new series,” said Chris Ottinger, President of MGM Worldwide TV Distribution & Acquisitions.
Both paid and unpaid Stargate Command members will also get a sneak peek at Stargate Origins, including a weekly window into the show’s production and access to the first two episodes when the series premieres. Fans who purchase the All Access membership during the pre-sale period will receive an exclusive Stargate Origins limited edition T-shirt.
Stargate Command will officially launch on iOS, Android, and online in the U.S. on September 20th All Access is now available for pre-sale in the U.S. at: stargatecommand.co. Stargate Command will be available worldwide through the iTunes Store and Google Play. Internationally, All Access will be available for purchase through app stores in the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.
Stargate Origins is a premium digital series following fan-favorite character, Catherine Langford. The show will explore a brand new chapter in Catherine Langford’s early history surrounding the extraordinary portal. Young Catherine embarks on an unexpected adventure to unlock the mystery of what lies beyond the Stargate in order to save Earth from unimaginable darkness.
Stargate Origins will be produced by entertainment studio New Form and MGM’s Digital Group, directed by Mercedes Bryce Morgan (“Virtual Morality”) and written by Mark Ilvedson and Justin Michael Terry.
With more than 380 episodes spanning nearly 20 seasons, the Stargate franchise is an award-winning, cultural phenomenon. Stargate SG-1 is one of the longest-running science-fiction series in U.S. television history, while the original Stargate film went on to gross almost $200 million worldwide and spawned three live-action spin-off series.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content across all platforms. The company owns one of the world’s deepest libraries of premium film and television content as well as the premium pay television network EPIX, which is available throughout the U.S. via cable, satellite, telco and digital distributors. In addition, MGM has investments in numerous other television channels, digital platforms and interactive ventures and is producing premium short-form content for distribution. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.
About New Form
New Form is an entertainment studio that redefines how stories are developed, packaged and distributed. New Form empowers creators and audiences to produce original narratives that transcend traditional categories and platforms. Watch New Form series on a variety of global outlets, including TBS, CW’s The Seed, Freeform, Refinery29 and go90. Visit newform.com to learn more.
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