Today Cinedigm announced it has acquired Bloody Disgusting, one of the internet’s premiere destinations for all things horror. This announcement comes just in time for Halloween, and right on the heels of Cinedigm’s acquisition of Screambox earlier this year, making Cinedigm home to the quintessential horror movie genre duo.
This marks the second time Cinedigm has been involved with Bloody Disgusting. Last year, the two companies partnered to launch the free, ad-supported channel Bloody Disgusting TV covering a wide range of horror content. The channel was was launched as a Roku Exclusive featuring genre favorites like The Collector, The Hills Have Eyes and The Re-Animator and more
“Bloody Disgusting is a huge streaming opportunity for Cinedigm,” said Chris McGurk, Chairman & CEO of Cinedigm. “Having acquired Screambox earlier this year and having distributed hundreds of horror film and TV titles over the years, we understand the enormous potential that lies within the horror genre. As one of the most passionate fan bases, the community remains largely underserved. By acquiring Bloody Disgusting, we hope to create a larger, more accessible user experience for enthusiasts to discover, stream and discuss the genre with the objective of becoming the number one global streaming destination for horror fans everywhere. In addition, this acquisition should be immediately accretive for Cinedigm.”
“Cinedigm’s vision for digital expansion is what makes me confident that they are the right company to join to help bring the vision of Bloody Disgusting into the new streaming generation,” said Brad Miska, Co-founder of Bloody Disgusting. Tom Owen, Co-founder, adds: “Working with Cinedigm has made it clear that they share our passion for the genre. Their acquisition of Screambox, in addition to our work together bringing Bloody Disgusting TV to life, has allowed me to witness the forward-thinking passion they infuse into all of their endeavors. We’re excited to mobilize the Bloody Disgusting team to execute against the larger opportunities in the horror vertical.”