BURBANK, California – (BUSINESS WIRE) – DC UNIVERSE is the first digital subscription service that gives fans access to exclusive content and experiences that are not available anywhere else. With the membership, fans will enjoy new live and animated action series, TV series and classic movies, a curated selection of digital comics, breaking news, an expansive encyclopedia focused on DC and access to exclusive merchandise. Additional fan characteristics include opportunities to connect with others in the DC community, win premium prizes, and participate in sweepstakes and contests.
"Developing new ways for consumers to access some of our most popular and iconic brands and franchises, as well as content whenever they want, on the devices they choose, is one of the top priorities of our study," he said. Craig Hunegs, president of Warner Bros. Digital Networks. "The DC UNIVERSE platform gives fans a place to adapt their experience and build a direct relationship with DC in a way they never could before."
Members of DC UNIVERSE can:
- SEE exclusive originals and classic favorites;  READ from an extensive list of curated comics;
- CONNECT with the DC community;
- EXPLORE the latest breaking news and the ever expanding encyclopedia;
- WIN premium rewards and participate in sweepstakes and contests;  SHOP for exclusive merchandise.
Fans can sign up today for a beta access opportunity, which will open in August 2018. Beta access will give members the opportunity to try the new digital experience and provide valuable feedback on the previous version of the service before it is published later this fall of 2018.
"DC UNIVERSE is much more than a broadcast service, it's a welcoming place for everyone to immerse themselves in their own level of DC fans, with the epic characters, stories and experiences that they expect from DC, "said Jim Lee, creative director and publisher of DC Entertainment. "We are investing and creating original and high quality shows, including the new series Titans and curing the most beloved nostalgic content, while at the same time elevating the comic reading experience to new heights. he had offered nothing so robust to the fans. "
At the heart of DC UNIVERSE, new live and animated action series based on DC's iconic characters will be presented. Developed by Warner Bros. Television, Swamp Thing and Doom Patrol will debut in 2019, following the dramatic series of real-action adventures Titans to be released later. this year. Warner Bros. Animation is also developing a series of animated TV series based on fan favorites, including Harley Quinn and the highly anticipated third season of the popular animated series Young Justice: Outsiders both are scheduled to debut in 2019.
- Titans follows young heroes from around the DC Universe as they come of age and discover they belong to the classic Teen Titans franchise . Dick Grayson and Rachel Roth, a special young girl possessed by a strange darkness, are involved in a conspiracy that could bring Hell to Earth. Joining them on the way are Starfire and the adorable Beast Boy. Together they become a surrogate family and a team of heroes.
- Doom Patrol is a reinvention of one of the strangest DC groups: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Woman and Crazy Jane. Led by the mysterious Dr. Niles Caulder, they are called to action by the ultimate hero for the digital age, Cyborg. By joining these rejections, they find themselves on a mission that will take them to the strangest and most unexpected corners of the DC Universe.
- Swamp Thing follows Abby Arcane as she investigates what appears to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small Louisiana town, but soon discovers that the swamp contains mystical and terrifying secrets. When inexplicable and chilling horrors emerge from the murky marsh, no one is safe.
- Young Justice: Outsiders presents the return of the favorite animated series of fans with a great cast of DC's most iconic young superheroes, as well as new characters, many of whom are discovering their unique metapowers and special abilities. Against the background of a rich and deep world that touches all corners of the DC Universe, the season focuses on meta-trafficking and an intergalactic arms race for the control of these super powerful youngsters.
- Harley Quinn follows Harley's adventures after she ends up with the Joker and attacks alone in this new animated comedy for adults. With the help of Poison Ivy and a diverse group of DC deserters, Harley tries to win a seat at the biggest table in villainy: the Legion of Death.
An assortment of DC's most beloved superhero movies will also be available at the launch for exclusive streaming windows, including the four original Superman movies as well as a selection of epic animated films, including Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox Green Lantern: First Flight and Wonder Woman . The service will also feature classic television shows, including the first two seasons of Batman: The Animated Series and the original Wonder Woman series available for the first time in HD.
The DC UNIVERSE comic book reader will include native and untethered access through devices from a smartphone or tablet to a living room display depicted with vivid detail. Fans can scroll through some of their favorite comics from the comfort of their couch with their family or friends and see how this vibrant art form comes alive like never before. A curated selection of thousands of DC comics will be available to DC UNIVERSE members from a library that includes decades of comic book creations.
Members can read some of the most famous stories in comic book history as the first action of 1938 Comics that introduced Superman to the world, as well as Detective Comics # 27 who first introduced Batman in 1939. Other titles include Geoff Johns and the iconic Justice League of Jim Lee (2011) Swamp Thing (2011) written by Scott Snyder and Harley Quinn (2013) written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner. The rotating selections will serve both new members of the comics and passionate people who are looking for hard-to-find titles. The comics can also be downloaded to read offline on a smartphone or tablet.
"We wanted the DC UNIVERSE comics reader to be a mix of art and technology that would further enhance the experiences of fans of live and animated programming at DC UNIVERSE," said Dan DiDio, editor of DC Entertainment. "This hand-curated selection of our decades of comic creations gives fans a thematic digital themed box to take with them on the device of their choice or allows them to watch exclusive video content on a large screen followed by the comic that inspired it" .  CONNECT
The community within DC UNIVERSE will be a place where members can rate, create and share their own personalized playlists of their favorite heroes and villains. Members can customize their profile and select their own avatar, be it Superman, Wonder Woman or another heroic character or symbol. Designed to be a place to find matches and share favorite rivalries or the latest comic book list, members will have a forum to post information, find friendships and share their DC passions in a shared and moderated space within DC UNIVERSE.  EXPLORE & WIN
The latest news, an extensive DC encyclopedia, and the chances of winning complete the benefits of DC UNIVERSE membership. Short format news, interviews and previews in the daily video segments will keep fans informed about the latest from all corners of the DC Universe. The continually expanding encyclopedia of CC, which fans can contribute to, will house biographies of hundreds of DC characters and places. In addition, members will have opportunities to earn premium rewards, including game unlocks, first-time access to pop culture events, exclusive experiences and more.
Exclusively for members of DC UNIVERSE, DC Collectibles, DC Entertainment's award-winning collection of collectibles, will offer a wide range of new action figures and collector's items based on iconic characters and DC stories. Members will have exclusive access to the new 19-inch action figures animated by the Justice League based on designs from the fans' favorite animated series (2001-2004), beginning in the fall of 2018 In addition to DC Collectibles, members will have access to a wide range of unique, curated and hard-to-find merchandise from a variety of licensing partners before the rest of the world.
The DC UNIVERSE operation will be managed by Sam Ades, general manager and senior vice president, Warner Bros. Digital Networks, based in Burbank. The digital media executive previously served as senior vice president, direct to the consumer, for DC Entertainment, where he was responsible for creating and executing DC's digital marketing strategy.
DC UNIVERSE will be available in the United States at its launch on iOS. Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Android TV, as well as the web and mobile web. For more information and to register for a beta access opportunity, visit dcuniverse.com and follow DC UNIVERSE on social media, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter .
ABOUT DC UNIVERSE  DC UNIVERSE, which will be launched in 2018, is an independent digital experience designed for the DC fan. Featuring the iconic characters of DC, DC UNIVERSE offers new original animated and live-action series, legendary films and series and epic animated films, as well as a community of admirers, a selected selection of comics and exclusive merchandise. DC UNIVERSE is operated by Warner Bros. Digital Networks in collaboration with DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Digital Labs. DC UNIVERSE offers access to exclusive content and experiences that are not available anywhere else. For more information, visit www.dcuniverse.com.
ABOUT DC ENTERTAINMENT
DC Entertainment, home to the iconic DC brands (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Flash), DC Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division responsible for strategic integration in Warner Bros. and WarnerMedia. DC Entertainment works in conjunction with many key divisions of Warner Bros. to unleash their stories and characters in all media, including, among others, movies, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comics, graphic novels and magazines every year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest comic publishers in the world in English.
ABOUT WARNER BROS. DIGITAL NETWORKS
Warner Bros. Digital Networks (WBDN) creates, creates and operates digital direct consumer services, premium digital content and experiences. The WBDN team is made up of a diverse portfolio of iconic brands and exclusive and innovative premium content, focused on serving digital audiences in the first place. Taking advantage of the iconic franchises and the studio's extensive library, the WBDN portfolio includes DC UNIVERSE, DramaFever, Boomerang and Filmstruck in partnership with Turner. WBDN also produces and distributes premium digital series through Stage 13 and Machinima and in association with Uninterrupted by LeBron James and Ellen Digital Ventures by Ellen DeGeneres. Warner Bros. Digital Networks premium digital and programming offerings place viewers at the center of entertainment, sports, games and pop culture, reaching the public anywhere, through any platform.