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Lionsgate Television is the television division of Lions Gate Entertainment, an American entertainment company.

Lionsgate Television
Founded1997; 22 years ago (1997)
Key people
Kevin Beggs (chair)
Sandra Stern (president)
Sea to Sky Entertainment (JV)
Primal Media (JV)
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The company was founded in 1997 as Lions Gate Television, Inc. with the establishment of Lions Gate Films. In 1998, they acquired documentary/reality production company Termite Art Productions, and was reacquired by Erik Nelson in 2004 and renamed Termite Art as Creative Differences.[2] By March 12, 1999, Lions Gate Television, Inc. became an incorporated entity.[3]

On July 12, 2006, Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. expanded into television syndication when the company acquired television distribution company Debmar-Mercury.[4] Before the acquisition, Debmar-Mercury syndicated the Lionsgate film library. 20th Television is handling ad-sales to the series distributed by Debmar-Mercury[5] with the exception for Meet the Browns, as the ad-sales are handled by Disney-ABC Domestic Television and Turner Television co-distributing the series.

On March 13, 2012, Lionsgate Television formed a new 50/50 joint venture with Thunderbird Films, a company founded by Frank Giustra, who was the founder and chairman of Lionsgate. The new venture is called Sea to Sky Entertainment.[6][7][8]


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  1. ^ Rose, Lacey (August 16, 2015). "Lionsgate's Sandra Stern Upped to TV President, Talks "Showrunner Crisis" and "Lack of Opportunity for Women"". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  2. ^ Academy of Arts & Sciences Foundation - 2008 Panelist Bios
  3. ^ "LIONS GATE TELEVISION INC. (Entity Number: C2157214)". California Business Search. California Secretary of State. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  4. ^ "PR Newswire" Lionsgate Expands Into Television Syndication Business, Acquires Debmar-Mercury
  5. ^ "TV News Check" 20th Century TV to handle ad sales of both Debmar-Mercury shows for 2007 season. Retrieved on March 13, 2012
  6. ^ "Hollywood Deadline" Lionsgate In TV Venture With Frank Giustra Retrieved on March 13, 2012
  7. ^ "The Globe and Mail" Frank Giustra launches Sea to Sky Entertainment. the Globeand Mail. Retrieved on March 14, 2012
  8. ^ "Chicago Tribune" Lionsgate, Thunderbird pact for TV: Guistra reunites with company he founded Retrieved on March 14, 2012

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