“Frankly Faraci,” Cinedigm’s new original production for its faith
and family streaming service, stars inspirational host Matthew Faraci
engaging in authentic and heartfelt conversations with faithful
personalities in entertainment, music and sports
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dove Channel, Cinedigm’s (NASDAQ: CIDM) faith and family-friendly
streaming service, is launching its first originally produced talk show, Frankly
Faraci, January 2017. Featuring inspirational host Matthew Faraci, Frankly
Faraci offers viewers an uplifting program, focused on stories of
faithful personalities in entertainment, music, and sports who are doing
positive work and bringing good into the culture.
“Dove’s mission is to provide our audience with uniquely great content
that they’ll enjoy together. Frankly Faraci is a totally new kind
of show where viewers can go behind-the-scenes with well-known people of
faith and hear why they do what they do. We know the show is really
going to strike a chord. And, for parents who are looking to point their
kids to good role models, this show will be at the absolute top of the
list,” said Erick Opeka, EVP of Digital Networks at Cinedigm and
Executive Producer of Frankly Faraci.
“Viewers are going to connect with Matthew; he’s an energetic,
hilarious, father of four who is well-respected in the faith community.
He is the perfect host for this show. Our audience will love it because
he loves it; it’s infectious,” Opeka continued.
Dove Channel serves the faith and family audience, offering a wide
variety of content from meaningful mainstream movies, independent films,
and documentaries, to heartwarming TV series and children’s programs.
The specialized streaming service offers families a safe entertainment
choice utilizing The Dove Foundation™ rating system, which ranks
programs in six key areas: sexuality, language, violence, drug and
alcohol use, nudity, and other, to ensure appropriate programming for
Dove Channel’s subscription-based offering is $4.99 per month. The
programming can be viewed across a broad spectrum of connected devices
including Apple TV, Roku streaming players, Android and iOS, Samsung
Smart TV, the Web, and mobile and tablet devices. Additionally, Dove
Channel, along with Cinedigm’s CONtv and Docurama, are available to
Amazon Prime members as part of Amazon’s new Streaming Partners Program.
Prime members can view Cinedigm’s channels with the Amazon Video app
available across hundreds of devices. Dove Channel, along with
Cinedigm’s CONtv, are also available on LeEco smart phones and TVs.
The exclusive “Frankly Faraci” teaser episode is available here: https://youtu.be/Nj4rzxP2tPg
About the Show
Frankly Faraci is an exciting, fresh talk show on Dove Channel
featuring authentic, heartfelt, behind-the-scenes conversations with
faith leaders, celebrities, sports figures, and yes, even politicians.
Hosted by Inspire Buzz President Matthew Faraci, Frankly Faraci brings
you the people you’re interested in and the topics you’re passionate
about every week. By focusing on the good and the inspiring, host
Matthew Faraci highlights real stories of faithful personalities that
families can celebrate together. There’s never been a show like Frankly
About the Host
Matthew Faraci is President of Inspire Buzz, the only marketing agency
promoting family-friendly entertainment to the values audience. Prior to
starting his company, Faraci had several successful careers, serving as
a journalist, political strategist, government spokesperson,
communications strategist, publicist, entrepreneur, teacher, and even as
a standup comedian and writer. He brings all of these experiences to
bear as host of Frankly Faraci, an inspiring new talk show
highlighting faithful personalities the whole family can celebrate.
About Dove Channel
Dove Channel currently has a library of almost 1,400 pieces of content,
including nearly 500 films and 900 television episodes approved by the
Dove Foundation and ranks as the largest library of faith-based &
family-friendly content in the OTT marketplace.
Dove NOW features kids programming blocks scheduled in the morning and
early afternoon, and blocks containing more adult fare from fringe to
A subscription-based offering at $4.99 per month, the programming can be
viewed across a broad spectrum of connected devices including Roku®
Players and Roku TV™ models, Android and iOS, Samsung Smart TV, the web,
and mobile and tablet devices. Additionally, Dove Channel, along with
Cinedigm’s CONtv and Docurama, are available to Amazon Prime members as
part of Amazon’s new Streaming Partners Program. Prime members can view
Cinedigm’s channels with the Amazon Video app available across hundreds
of devices. Later this month, Dove Channel, along with CONtv will be
available on LeEco smart phones and TVs.
About Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM)
Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United
States, with direct relationships with thousands of digital platforms
and retail storefronts, including iTunes, Netflix, Amazon, Wal-Mart and
Target, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on cable
television. Cinedigm has a distribution library of over 60,000 film and
Additionally, given Cinedigm’s infrastructure, technology, content and
distribution expertise, the Company has rapidly become a leader in the
quickly evolving over-the-top digital network business. Cinedigm’s first
channel, DOCURAMA, launched in May 2014, and is currently available on
iOS, Roku, Amazon Prime, Xbox and Samsung, with additional platforms
currently being rolled out. Cinedigm launched CONtv on March 3, 2015.
The Company’s third OTT channel, DOVE CHANNEL, launched on September 15,
2015 and is a digital streaming subscription service targeted to
families and kids seeking high quality and family-friendly content
approved by Dove Foundation. Combined, the three streaming channels
currently provide more than 5,500 hours of content to viewers across
more than 3 million app downloads.
Cinedigm™ and Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp™ are trademarks of Cinedigm
for Dove Channel
Jill Calcaterra, 310-466-5135