Cineverse to Capitalize on Momentum of Bloody Disgusting Horror Brand with Audio Expansion and Formation of New Publishing Imprint, Bloody Press

Cineverse to Capitalize on Momentum of Bloody Disgusting Horror Brand with Audio Expansion and Formation of New Publishing Imprint, Bloody Press

Names Tom Owen Managing Director of Audio and Pacific Obadiah Head of Original Programming – Team Plans to Build upon Horror-Driven Record Month of Ad Revenue and Downloads

Company Announces Launch Dates of ‘Terrifier 2’ Audiobook, eBook and Print Editions Available in February 2024 and Scripted Podcast ‘Dead Space: Deep Cover’ (with Electronic Arts) in Summer 2024

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Cineverse Corp. (NASDAQ: CNVS), a world streaming expertise and leisure firm, introduced in the present day plans to develop the corporate’s revenue-generating alternatives in audio and publishing. 

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Under the course of the Bloody Disgusting group at Cineverse, Bloody Press is the brand new publishing arm of the corporate, centered on creating and bringing audiobooks, e-books and print editions to market.  The division’s first title, an adaptation of 2022’s prompt cult slasher success, Terrifier 2, will debut in February 2024.  It shall be penned by Tim Waggoner (writer of the best-selling Halloween Ends novelization for Universal Pictures), and obtainable in the entire above codecs, furthering the horror icon standing of Art the Clown in new methods. 

The firm additionally plans to observe this with novelizations of the unique Terrifier and of the upcoming Terrifier 3, launching day-and-date with subsequent 12 months’s theatrical premiere of the latter on October 25, 2024.  A collectible three-volume set is predicted to then be obtainable for the vacations. 

Cineverse Podcast Network – Expansion following Record Success

The Cineverse Podcast Network, which has proven file success pushed by its horror-focused audio content material below the ‘Bloody FM‘ banner, is now actively creating programming throughout the anime and common leisure classes.  To lead the cost, the corporate has appointed Bloody Disgusting’s Tom Owen to the brand new place of managing director of audio, and Pacific Obadiah to go of authentic programming for the Cineverse Podcast Network.

With 35 titles now obtainable, Cineverse Podcast Network has seen downloads up 22% month- over-month (September 2023 to October 2023), and podcast income up 214% year-over-year (September 2023 vs. September 2022).  In October, advertisers on the corporate’s horror podcasts main into Halloween included main studios similar to Lionsgate, Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures. 

On the horror facet, the next was introduced in the present day:

  • Two main premieres will debut in summer season 2024 – a Terrifier podcast, and the beforehand introduced Dead Space: Deep Cover, based mostly on the Dead Space online game (produced along side Electronic Arts).
  • The Dead – from Bloody Disgusting and The George A. Romero Foundation – premiered on October 31 and shortly entered the highest 10 on Apple’s podcast charts within the fiction class.

“From the theatrical success of unbiased movies similar to Terrifier 2, to the triple-digit development at SCREAMBOX as we method two years since buying the streamer, we now have amassed a powerful monitor file in horror,” stated Erick Opeka, Cineverse president and chief technique officer.  “Tom Owen, Brad Miska and the complete Bloody Disgusting group haven’t solely proven the flexibility to determine and develop nice horror content material, but in addition to drive new income for the corporate general, throughout each medium, together with audio, client merchandise, and now publishing.” 

Added Owen, “I’m thrilled for the approaching debut of Bloody Press, and for the chance for Pacific and me to take what we now have discovered from Bloody FM to develop our audio capabilities into different genres.  We are grateful to the followers and types who’ve linked with nice podcasts like The Dead, Mayfair Watcher’s Society and The Losers’ Club, and might’t wait to carry them Dead Space: Deep Cover, Terrifier and extra within the coming months.” 

About Cineverse

Cineverse’s superior, proprietary expertise drives the distribution of over 70,000 premium movies, collection, and podcasts to greater than 150 million distinctive viewers month-to-month. From offering a whole streaming resolution to a number of the world’s most recognizable manufacturers, to super-serving their very own community of fan channels, Cineverse is powering the way forward for Entertainment. For extra data, please go to www.cineverse.com.

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November 16, 2023 at 03:36PM

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