Groundbreaking channel offers streaming solutions for everyone with
programming vetted by The Dove Foundation™ and monitoring information
through sophisticated ratings system
New digital channel set to officially unveil this week among key
industry leaders at VARIETY’s Entertainment & Technology Summit
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Family viewing just got a whole lot safer with today’s debut of Dove
Channel, the new direct-to-consumer over-the-top (OTT) digital
streaming subscription service. For images, sizzle reel, video clips and
press info visit here: http://press.dovechannel.com.
A partnership between leading independent content distribution company Cinedigm
Corp.(NASDAQ: CIDM) and The Dove Foundation™, Dove Channel is a
subscription service available on mobile devices and smart TVs offering
a vast library of handpicked family-friendly, faith-based and kids’
programming, with the assurance of safety and quality control at the
viewer’s fingertips. Uniquely, all of the content on Dove Channel is
sortable and searchable using the Dove rating system that ranks programs
in six key criteria, including sexuality, language, violence, drug and
alcohol use, nudity and other, to ensure appropriate programming for
families. This one-of-a-kind programming interface is customizable based
on the user’s preference.
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 Mac iOS, Samsung Smart TV, the
web, and mobile and tablet devices. Additionally, the channel can be
viewed on multiple devices within each family.
An obvious curator of faith and family content, The Dove Foundation™ is
a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging the entertainment
industry to create, produce and distribute more movies and television
shows that are appropriate for family viewing. Each month, hundreds of
thousands of visitors rely on The Dove Foundation™ for up-to-date
reviews of movies, TV shows, DVDs and books. Hand-in-hand with this
philosophy, the foundation is also committed to helping the public
easily identify family-friendly entertainment, encouraging them to show
their support for this approved content. An OTT offering is the logical
extension of this philosophy.
“For a long time we’ve known the missing link in online family
entertainment has been the safety issue, and Dove Channel offers a wide
array of family and faith-friendly viewing choices for kids, parents,
grandparents and everyone in between,” said Dick Rolfe, co-founder and
CEO of The Dove Foundation™.
“We know that our content is in demand – our research has shown that
Dove-approved films are three times more profitable than non-endorsed
The channel features newly acquired and original programming, as well as
offerings from the vast collection of family and faith-friendly content
from the Cinedigm library, offering safe, entertaining and educational
programming that tells stories that reflect the best in humanity with
access to some of life’s best lessons on screen.
The first exclusive offering on Dove Channel is the first season of
“Austentatious,” which will be available on the digital platform
exclusively for the month of September. A totally modern take on the
beloved works of Jane Austen, themes of family, friendship, love and
career are explored in ten fun-filled episodes, all included in a Dove
Collectively, Dove Channel features more than 900 hours of new and
original content, as well as favorite classics where leading stars such
as Liam Neeson, Judd Nelson, Kevin Sorbo, Jon Voight, Halle Berry, Harry
Connick Jr, Kirk Cameron, Betty White, Tim Curry and Michael Landon all
come together in one appealing place.
All genres of movie and television programming are included, from
comedy, sci-fi, drama, mystery and action to musicals, documentary,
foreign films, biblical stories and health/wellness specials. Family
classics ready to view include “Highway To Heaven,” “Swiss Family
Robinson,” “The Adventures of Black Beauty” and the much-loved “Where
The Red Fern Grows.” Kids’ content includes popular episodes of
“VeggieTales” and the timeless tale of “The Velveteen Rabbit.” And for
audiences seeking redemptive narratives, there are strong faith-based
titles that ensure Dove Channel is the one-stop shop for all their
“Dove Channel is the new jewel in the crown of Cinedigm’s prestige
digital subscription services,” said Bill Sondheim, president of
Cinedigm Entertainment Group. “Families are more concerned than ever
about quality control in their entertainment choices, and our extensive
programming and Dove’s rigorous ratings system combine to deliver our
promise that Dove Channel will always be the safest place for families
to be in the online space.”
Dove Channel carries out the purpose and investment that has been made
for many years by The Dove Foundation™ to show credibility and trust for
families nationwide. For more information on Dove Channel, please visit www.dovechannel.com.
About The Dove Foundation
The Dove Foundation founded in 1991, is a nonprofit organization
dedicated to encouraging the entertainment industry to create, produce
and distribute a greater proportion of movies that are appropriate for
family viewing; and to seeing the public better equipped to identify
family-friendly movies and more deeply committed to support them.
Hundreds of thousands of visitors each month rely on The Dove
Foundation’s website for up-to-date reviews of movies, DVDs and books.
Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United
States, with direct relationships with thousands of physical retail
storefronts and digital platforms, including Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes,
Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on
cable television. The company’s library of films and TV episodes
encompasses award-winning documentaries from Docurama Films®, next-gen
Indies from Flatiron Film Company®, acclaimed independent films and
festival picks through partnerships with the Sundance Institute and
Tribeca Films and a wide range of content from brand name suppliers,
including National Geographic, Discovery, Scholastic, NFL, Shout
Factory, Hallmark, Jim Henson and more.
Additionally, Cinedigm is leveraging its library of distribution rights,
infrastructure, technology and distribution expertise to rapidly become
a leader in the quickly evolving over-the-top digital network business.
In addition to DOVE CHANNEL, Cinedigm’s first OTT channel, DOCURAMA,
launched in May 2014 and Cinedigm launched CONtv, a Comic Con branded
channel in partnership with WIZARD WORLD, on March 2015.
Cinedigm™ and Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp™ are trademarks of Cinedigm
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in the U.S. and in other countries.