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  • lagunadan92677 lagunadan92677 Oct 3, 2013 9:17 AM Flag

    Lionsgate Partners With Scott Herman To Dominate Fitness Video Market

    The new arrangement will unite two of YouTube’s leading fitness video providers. Lionsgate BeFit targets women while Scott Herman Fitness focuses on men. Lionsgate BeFit Network will have more than 1M subscribers with the addition of Herman’s 400,000. The companies aren’t disclosing specifics about their deal. But Lionsgate likely will be able to boost ad sales with the additional viewers while Herman should have new opportunities to profit from sales of DVDs and possibly films. The alliance “brings us one step closer to our goal of teaching fitness to the world,” Herman says. Lionsgate’s Kajsa Vikman says the blend “is our next step towards becoming a worldwide fitness brand.”

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    • I hope that an analyst asks them what kind of ad revenue they are able to command with the free Youtube channel. I would love to see this packaged as a content deal with Netflix or Amazon!

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • Lionsgate’s Kajsa Vikman says the blend “is our next step towards becoming a worldwide fitness brand"

      That is a powerful mission. They have been doing this in relative stealth mode. I don't hear anyone in my circle using Lionsgate BeFit Network. If I look to do fitness videos, I usually look on the on demand selections that Comcast provides. LGF may want to explore getting their utube channel on Comcast's fitness menu. Viewership would definitely ramp up more IMO.

 
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