MovieWeb is an entertainment news website and video brand.

MovieWeb
Type of site
Entertainment news, movie reviews and releases, forums, and videos.[1]
OwnerValnet Inc.
URLmovieweb.com
CommercialYes
RegistrationOptional, registration needed for some services
Current statusActive

Overview edit

MovieWeb reports on entertainment news through its website. The site also maintains a searchable database of films.[2][3][4][better source needed]

History edit

MovieWeb first launched in 1995; by 1997 it was reported to be in operation supported by a 4-person team publishing movie information that, while not 'slick', had a 'certain charm'.[1][5][self-published source?][unreliable source][6] In 2012, MovieWeb produced a video which was an '80s-themed parody mashup of The Walking Dead series accompanied by music from Growing Pains that went viral.[7][8]

Previously, MovieWeb was owned by WatchR Media, Inc., a privately held Las Vegas company.[9][self-published source?][unreliable source] In 2021, it was estimated the MovieWeb website had 8 million unique visits for the month of July. MovieWeb has been owned and operated by online publisher Valnet Inc. since September 2021 upon completion of the acquisition from WatchR.[10][unreliable source]

Partnerships edit

In August 2000, MovieWeb announced a collaboration with video rental chain Video Update and video retail software provider Unique Business Systems Inc.[11][unreliable source]

MovieWeb acts as a distribution partner of Hulu.[clarification needed][12] MovieWeb also produces video content for IMDb.com.[13][dead link][unreliable source]

References edit

  1. ^ a b "MovieWeb, Inc.:Private Company Information". Businessweek. Archived from the original on July 30, 2012. Retrieved March 17, 2013.
  2. ^ Huffstutter, P.J. (21 December 1998). "An Online Fix for Movie Fans". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 7 March 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
  3. ^ Vice, Jeff (11 April 1998). "Movie review sites abound on the Web". Deseret News. Archived from the original on 2 March 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
  4. ^ Dresner, Denise (1999). Bennett, Graham (ed.). Directory of Web Sites. Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers. p. 239. ISBN 9781579581794.
  5. ^ "MovieWeb.com". LinkedIn. Archived from the original on 13 December 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
  6. ^ Harris, Krissy (29 July 1997). "Discovery Channel Online". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 10 February 2023. Retrieved 10 February 2023.
  7. ^ Clark, Matt (26 January 2012). "'Walking Dead' Opening Sequence Going Through 'Growing Pains'". MTV. Archived from the original on 17 February 2023. Retrieved 17 February 2023.
  8. ^ Scharf, Courtney (19 April 2012). "The Movieweb 'Walking Dead' Parody is a Hilarious 80s Sitcom Edit". Trendhunter. Archived from the original on 17 February 2023. Retrieved 17 February 2023.
  9. ^ "Watchr Media". Watchr Media. Archived from the original on 4 April 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Acquisition of MovieWeb.com and TvWeb.com by Valnet Inc". Business Wire. 10 September 2021. Archived from the original on 10 February 2023. Retrieved 10 February 2023.
  11. ^ "MovieWeb.com, Video Update and Unique Business Systems Join to Launch the MovieWeb Video Retail Network". Business Wire. 29 August 2000. Archived from the original on 2 January 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
  12. ^ "Distribution Partners". Hulu. Archived from the original on 2 March 2013. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
  13. ^ "MovieWeb 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2018". IMDb. Retrieved 3 April 2018.

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