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VRV Adds Stargate Command to SVOD Slate

VRV, Ellation’s subscription VOD aggregation service, has teamed with Metro Goldwyn Mayer to add Stargate Command to VRV Select, a curated house channel launched last year.

The integration will provide access to the full Stargate Command offering that’s part of an All-Access offering that includes Stargate Origins, a digital, short-form prequel series for the Stargate franchise that was launched last fall, and a library that includes StargateSG-1, Stargate: Universe,Stargate: Atlantis, Stargate (the motion picture), Stargate: The Ark of Truth, Stargate: Continuum and a mix of extras.

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VRV Select is part of a $9.99 per month SVOD package from VRV that also bundles in services such as Crunchyroll, Funimation, DramaFever, Rooster Teeth, and Shudder, among others. 

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As a stand-alone, MGM sells All-Access for a one-time fee of $20 (providing access from the Startgate Command launch on Sept. 20, 2017, through May 15, 2018), and will continue to provide those members with a window of exclusivity for newly released content. VRV, meanwhile, will offer episodes of Stargate Origins no earlier than 30 days after each episode first appears on Stargate Command, they said.

MGM also announced that, this summer, it will make the new feature-length cut of Stargate Origins available for sale digitally (in resolutions up to 4K) for $19.99 in the U.S., and will also offer local language versions (at a price to be announced later) in several other international markets, including France, Italy, Japan, Spain and Latin America. That cut, the first Stargate content to be released in 4K, will also be made available for free to All-Access subscribers.

VRV announced that it now supports Apple TV devices, complementing its reach on other streaming platforms that includes web browsers, iOS and Android mobile devices, Android TV, Fire TV boxes and sticks, Xbox One and PS4 consoles, newer-generation Roku devices, and Google’s Chromecast.

"We are honored to partner with MGM to bring Stargate, one the most beloved sci-fi franchises of all-time, to VRV,” Eric Berman, head of business development & partnerships at Ellation, said in a statement. “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."

VRV has not announced subscriber figures, but, at last check, said it had about 2 million registered users.