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Comic-Con's streaming service launches in beta on May 7th

There's no word on pricing, though.
Billy Steele, @wmsteele
03.14.16 in AV
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San Diego Comic-Con doesn't take place until July, but when it does, you'll have an option to stream coverage and gain other "exclusive access" with a new service. Comic-Con is working with Lionsgate on a streaming service that will not only offer coverage of its events, but also populate a library of movies and TV series alongside original shows and commentary. The subscription service, dubbed Comic-Con HQ, will launch in beta form on Comic Book Day, May 7th. During the initial trial period, beta users can expect unlimited access to the service free of charge, including live coverage of this year's San Diego soirée.

As far as the non-event related content goes, Comic-Con HQ's slate of originals will feature some familiar folks from G4. X-Play's Adam Sessler is set to host an interview-based series (among other things) and Attack of the Show's Kevin Pereira is the executive producer of a late-night talk show of sorts and an entertainment news show. The Verge reports that these will be daily or weekly programs. There's also going to be a show called Impossible Science that uses new tech to remake magic show effects in addition to a number of other original programs.

There's no word on what the curated section of movies and televisions shows will include just yet, though. The same goes for exactly which parts of San Diego Comic-Con will be available for streaming via the service. After touting "exclusive access," that could mean a virtual seat in the highly-coveted Hall H where the most popular panels are held each year. Streaming of those talks and interviews alone could make Comic-Con HQ worth the price of admission.

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