So says this story about the Lionsgate-produced
HBO Showtime (thanks John) show Weeds…and yet it is getting strong orders for the season one DVD release. “There’s absolutely no indication that its digital performance will cannibalize its packaged media potential,” CEO Jon Feltheimer said.
Also, Lionsgate will soon start to see revenue from other TV downloads through iTunes, its download deal with CinemaNow and mobile episodes of Wildfire, which the studio is creating with ABC Family.
Lionsgate also is about to close download deals with “two substantial Internet-based electronics retailers” that plan to launch services in the coming months, according to Lionsgate Entertainment president Steve Beeks.