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Defy launching Screen Junkies SVOD platform

US digital group Defy Media is launching an SVOD service with online content creator Screen Junkies.

Screen Junkies Plus debuts on November 17, with new programming added every seven days and available on-demand to subscribers.

Screen Junkies is behind YouTube successes Honest Trailers, Movie Fights! and ScreenJunkies Show. The new service will offer its first original series, Interns of F.I.E.L.D., which will follow unpaid interns at an elite super hero organisation. The show will debut in December, with Jamie Kennedy among its guest stars.

Screen Junkies Plus will be made available on web and mobile apps in the US for US$4.99 per month. A cheaper annual subscription rate of US$59 is also being offered, as is a US$99 option, which will include one year free and a Movie Fights! game.

“The existing breadth and passion of the ScreenJunkies audience showed us there is a massive opportunity related to providing great content for movie and TV fans,” sais Keith Richman, President of Defy Media.

“We launched ScreenJunkies Plus in order to fuel our ability to satisfy this audience and to further invest in programming that meets their broad spectrum of interests. We believe that the combination of our existing scale, additional programming and multi-platform distribution positions us to become the go to network for this genre.”

Defy is also behind popular YouTubers such as Smosh.