RHI Entertainment, a television production and distribution company, announced an initiative to premiere original, never-before-seen movies in the action, thriller and horror genres to cable TV customers on their VOD service. Early distribution agreements include Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Cablevision, and Cox. RHI expects other agreements later this year.
A total of 24 original world premiere movies are being offered in the first year, with two new movies premiering each month. Cable TV customers will be able to choose from six RHI movies available for a fee at any given time. Further, RHI is the first company to produce and offer movies in both High and Standard Definition for premiere on VOD.
Black Friday, Maneater, The Sitter, Deadly Suspicion, Something Beneath and Eye of the Beast are among the initial titles.
Additionally, as part of the overall package, RHI is offering many of its classics on a free VOD service. The offering, entitled RHI Showcase, features such well known, and beloved titles as, Alice in Wonderland, The Prince and the Pauper and Captains Courageous.
Following the exclusive world premiere VOD exhibition, networks such as SCI FI, Spike TV and Lifetime will telecast the original movies in their premiere broadcast/cable window. Genius Entertainment will release the movies on home video.