With seemingly endless content to choose from these days, how do audiences find engaging movies, TV series, and programs to watch?
Enter iGEMStv, the most comprehensive content recommendation engine on the market. It combines machine learning and human curation to help viewers discover new programming they may not know about, find recommendations from people with similar tastes, and even a nod to that film or show you’ve been hearing all about but haven’t watched yet.
This is exactly the type of service that independent producers and content creators want as they work to monetize their projects by increasing discoverability and visibility. It’s also why Liquid Media Group, a business solutions company empowering independent producers and creators outside the major studio system to achieve sustainable growth, signed a definitive agreement to acquire iGEMStv.
Adding iGEMStv to Liquid’s already powerful four-phase business engine, which can take content from inception through to monetization, is another important step for the company – led by CEO Ron Thomson and supported by Chairman Joshua Jackson.
“iGEMStv is an important tool for discoverability, curation, recommendation and monetization,” said Thomson. “We believe this latest addition to the Liquid Media family of companies will play a vital role in helping independent intellectual property (IP) owners attract new audiences and increase the market share for their creative works. We are also excited to welcome the brilliant iGEMStv talent to our growing team.”
iGEMStv’s unique blend of machine learning and human curation helps audiences discover what to watch and where to find it. This includes traditional genres, trending carousels, and recommendations for programming not found in the massive libraries of the larger streaming platforms. Movie and TV collections are also curated by a trusted guide, especially for iGEMStv users, along with weekly newsletters and podcasts. They recommend gems on Filmocracy (another company Liquid has announced its intent to acquire) and titles playing exclusively on niche platforms, including projects on the film festival circuit.
In addition to the discovery portal of iGEMStv, the company has introduced iGEMSpro, as a platform of resources for independent filmmakers. This division provides a unique combination of resources, tools and courses, including the successful Film Festival Mastery course. The Pro service provides carousels with links to related news covering the indie film landscape, tracking of films on the festival circuit and comprehensive articles exploring the marketplace via The Mine. In an effort to support the discovery and sales of independent films coming off the festival circuit, iGEMS has partnered with Vuulr to create the iGEMSpro Directory, as an online marketplace for filmmakers.
“Ron and the Liquid team are building innovative solutions for indie producers’ complex challenges of the future, with the right combination of tools, assets, and platforms to have a powerful impact on this industry,” said Jon Fitzgerald, Founder, and CEO of iGEMS. “As the independent film landscape continues to evolve, we’re excited for iGEMS to join the Liquid family and to be empowering independents.”
Now that Liquid has executed this important acquisition of iGEMStv, opportunities for independent producers and creators are becoming bigger and brighter. Liquid is there for every step of the journey as an expert and trusted advisor for creative professionals working outside of the traditional studio space, helping them bring their dreams to reality as they build lasting, meaningful careers.
Under the terms of the definitive agreement, Liquid will acquire iGEMStv for up to 850,000 common shares of Liquid at a deemed price of $2.00 per share, which are scheduled to be paid out to iGEMStv investors across specific performance milestones in four equal tranches of 212,500 common shares each (the “Consideration Shares”). The first tranche of Consideration Shares is to be paid on closing, with three remaining milestones to be triggered by iGEMStv revenues totaling US$9.5M in the years ahead. Additional cash is being invested in iGEMStv’s ongoing operations, applied towards working capital, technology infrastructure, and marketing.
Learn more about Liquid Media Group at www.liquidmediagroup.co
Discover iGEMStv at www.igems.tv