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Marquee TV Expands Its Reach In The U.S.

February 3, 2020 GMT
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NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- U.K. based Marquee TV, a multi-genre performing arts streaming service, announced today an expansion into the U.S. market with the launch of its full slate of programming within Comcast’s X1 platform. Marquee TV is also available on the web, iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV.

Marquee TV was built to serve passionate, arts-oriented audiences hungry for content that is underserved via traditional and other digital media outlets. The network features thousands of hours of content, in addition to exclusive content, early releases, director’s cuts and shorts. With this latest launch, Marquee TV will provide a new group of customers access to a variety of carefully curated, world-class contemporary and classic theatrical, dance, opera, and music performances from globally renowned artistic powerhouses.

“Watching performances on-demand is a distinct experience from heading to the theatre and is opening up cultural content to a new arts-curious generation,” said Simon Walker, Co-Founder and CEO of Marquee TV. “Marquee TV’s availability on top tier platforms allows us to offer our customers access to premier multi-genre performing arts content that is not available anywhere else.”

Adding to, rather than competing with, the live arts ecosystem Marquee TV’s programming includes acclaimed productions such as the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Richard II starring David Tennant (“Doctor Who,” “Jessica Jones”); The Bolshoi Ballet’s Swan Lake starring Svetlana Zakharova and Denis Rodkin; The Royal Ballet’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; The Royal Opera House’s Madama Butterfly starring Ermonela Jaho; Glyndebourne’s The Barber of Seville starring Danielle de Niese and Alessandro Corbelli; The New York City Ballet in Paris; Kidd Pivot/Electric Company Theatre’s Betroffenheit; and contemporary productions by Akram Khan, Robert Wilson and Mark Morris. The network also offers documentaries featuring notable artists Renee Fleming (opera star) and Darcey Bussell (ballerina), to name a few.

Newly acquired exclusives to Marquee TV making their national premiere in the U.S. include:

The U.S. launch of Marquee TV comes just under one year after its U.K. debut, with a more robust global rollout expected in 2020. For more information, visit www.marquee.tv.

Launched in 2018, Marquee TV ( www.marquee.tv ) is an on-demand streaming platform dedicated to global arts and culture. Serving up a world-class catalogue of contemporary and classic masterpieces, including dance, opera, music, theatre, and documentaries, Marquee TV has been designed for a growing digital audience of determined culture lovers and the arts-curious.

Founded by a team of media tech entrepreneurs who were also behind the BBC’s iPlayer and the ground-breaking U.S. platform TenduTV, Marquee TV is available on iOS and Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Comcast X1, Smart TVs and additional platforms. Premium subscription pricing in the U.S. is $8.99 a month or $89.99 for one year.
Learn more at https://www.marquee.tv/ and follow along @MarqueeArtsTV on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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