Chinese e-commerce giant
The service, called Lionsgate Entertainment World, will allow users of the Alibaba platform to watch box-office and television favorites such as "Divergent" and
Other titles that will be available include "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," Showtime's
"Alibaba is the kind of entrepreneurial company with whom we like to be in business, and the launch of our streaming service in China underscores our commitment to innovation and leadership in delivering premium content to digital platforms around the world," said Lionsgate Chief Executive Jon Feltheimer in a statement.
Alibaba is poised for an initial public offering and is set to trade on the New York Stock Exchange. It recently increased its valuation to $130 billion.
Executives for Alibaba also hailed the collaboration with Lions Gate.
"We are committed to expanding our ecosystem where our users can meet, work and live, and this cooperation signals our ongoing commitment to advance our vision of making digital media entertainment available to our customers anywhere, anytime," said Patrick Liu, president of Alibaba Group's digital entertainment business unit.