WASHINGTON and NEW YORK, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SnagFilms Inc. announced today it opened its new social video platform to the public this week with more than 5,000 newly added independent titles including the exclusive world premiere of Jake Steinfeld's hit comedy show at the MGM Grand, No Expectations. The 'Body by Jake' fitness icon has received rave reviews for his one-man act on the Las Vegas strip, which becomes available online tomorrow for the first-time ever, only on SnagFilms.com.
SnagFilms is now the largest cross-platform provider of leading free-to-watch movies from independent creators, and already streams an average of 5 million films online per month. Beginning today, members of SnagFilms.com can discover, discuss and review a host of popular indie films that span across several major genres including action & adventure, comedy, documentary and film festival favorites. In addition to No Expectations, other titles added to the social video platform include the 1939 classic Stagecoach, Zach Galifianakis in the hysterical Visioneers, the genre-changing film Supersize Me, the 2004 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize winner, Primer, and thousands more.
"We believe that more than ever, people are seeking a wide variety of streaming video content, from well-known movies to those films that never received – but richly deserve – the spotlight," said Rick Allen, Founding CEO of SnagFilms. "Rather than putting our resources into creating a few new series, we've roamed the world to bring the best of indie films to audiences now, free and on-demand. And we've blended those great films, plus editorial excellence and a full suite of social media tools into a truly unique viewing experience."
With deep roots in the independent film community, SnagFilms has successfully delivered content across every media from online, to mobile devices, to television, to major entertainment events, and holds one of the few brands that are consistently successful on every platform. As a result, members clamoring for its impressive library of thousands of critically acclaimed independent films are already watching more than 1 billion minutes of video on SnagFilms.com a year.
The new SnagFilms experience makes it possible for movie fans to simply and easily discover and watch new films via curated SnagFilms selections from film experts including Indiewire's editors, users' own network of trusted friends, a personalized recommendation engine and new special film collections like Lazy Sundays, Apocalyptic Indies or Top 20 Guilty Pleasures.
Users can access the entire library at SnagFilms.com, and join a rapidly growing community of over 4 million monthly visitors. The web version of the social video platform debuted to the public this week before rolling out to dedicated mobile applications by the end of the year.
To join the growing SnagFilms community and discover the world of indie films, please visit www.snagfilms.com
SnagFilms is a premier, ad-supported, social video-viewing platform offering entertainment lovers an extensive library of free movies on demand. The platform features world class discovery tools empowering members to discover, watch and recommend a wide range of professionally-produced, award-winning video content. The SnagFilms viewing experience is available everywhere, including on over 110,000 affiliate sites and its sector-leading applications on mobile devices, set-top box and home entertainment devices.
Co-founded in 2008 by Ted Leonsis and Rick Allen, SnagFilms, Inc. was honored as one of Red Herring's 2013 Top 100 technology companies in North America. The company also counts Indiewire and SnagReleasing among its integrated business units. Indiewire and its Blog Network offer the leading news, information, and networking service for the film and television world. SnagReleasing is a full-service film distribution company bringing a selection of distinctive films to audiences worldwide through every release window, including theatrical, pay digital, TV and physical media. SnagFilms, Inc. is headquartered in Washington, DC, and has offices in New York and Los Angeles. The company's investors in addition to Leonsis include Steve and Jean Case's Revolution Ventures, Comcast Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Terry Semel's Windsor Media, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Clark Investments.
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