Lionsgate films now available via Steam

Movie giant Lionsgate has signed a deal to sell its movies via Steam.

The agreement launches with over 100 of the company’s films available on the service including the likes of Hunger Games, Twilight and Divergent.

The selection appears to be more limited in the UK, however, where only ten items are currently available – and none of them are instantly recognisable names.

"We’re delighted to partner with Steam, a leader in the digital entertainment and gaming space, as part of our commitment to remain at the cutting edge of innovation in delivering content to online audiences around the world," Lionsgate’s president of worldwide television and digital distribution Jim Packer said.

"With over 125m users, Steam represents a unique, exciting and disruptive opportunity to expand our global distribution business."

Valve’s Doug Lombardi added: "Lionsgate has emerged as a major creative force with a deep pipeline of blockbuster franchises and commercially exciting, star-driven event films, making them important content suppliers for our platform. Their films are engaging audiences and fostering rich communities around the world, reflecting the kind of high-quality entertainment that we expect to drive the continued expansion of our content offering."

Valve actually has a pretty extensive selection of videos up for grabs on the service, including the likes of Mad Max: Fury Road, along with lots of games-centric programming.

In 2014 Lionsgate announced plans to make moves into the games sector, and then last year made a significant investment” in Telltale Games.

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