PROVO, Utah, Dec. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- VidAngel, the market-leading entertainment platform empowering users to filter language, nudity, violence, and other content from movies and TV shows, is engaged in a high-profile legal battle with Disney, Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox, and Lucasfilm. These Hollywood studios have taken legal action in an effort to gut the 2005 Family Movie Act and prevent VidAngel from lawfully empowering parents and families to filter content on modern devices in their homes.
Yesterday, Judge Andre Birotte, Jr. granted Disney's request for a Preliminary Injunction against VidAngel in the Central District of California. Today, one day after that decision, VidAngel hosted a launch party in Provo, Utah where CEO Neal Harmon outlined an exciting path forward for the company in front of hundreds of fans, investors, employees, and the media.
"The legal battle for filtering is far from over," said Neal Harmon, CEO of VidAngel. "We are seeking a stay of the injunction, and are appealing the judge's decision. But as we fight through the legal process, VidAngel will continue to be America's home for family-friendly content.
"That's why today we're announcing the launch of VidAngel Studios -- something we have been working on for years. Beginning in 2017, we'll offer original family-friendly content, with technical innovations that will provide a unique experience."
To watch the video go to https://www.facebook.com/VidAngel/videos/667506653433869/.
In the video, Harmon details:
- VidAngel's path forward in a long legal battle to come, most immediately by filing a motion for a stay on the preliminary injunction.
- The launch of VidAngel Studios, an innovation offering original, family-friendly films created to be filtered on the platform.
VidAngel is the market-leading entertainment platform empowering users to filter language, nudity, violence, and other content from movies and TV shows. VidAngel's success has been well documented, earning a #1 BestCompany.com user rating and making VidAngel one of the fastest growing entertainment companies in the U.S.
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SOURCE VidAngel, Inc.