Cinedigm To Distribute Networks

... Including The Bob Ross Channel On Vewd Platform


By Jonathan Easton

OTT entertainment networks and content provider Cinedigm has announced a partnership with smart TV software provider Vewd to distribute its channels on Vewd-enabled devices worldwide.
The deal will see Cinedigms networks available on an install base of more than 300 million Smart TVs and connected devices. Vewd software is employed by a large number of top TV and device makers including Sony, Samsung, Philips and TiVo.
Cinedigm said that the deal will significantly extend its reach and distribution with a special emphasis on the European Union, Latin America and Asia.
The initial phase of this partnership will see three Cinedigm channels launched on Vewd-enabled devices.
These include:
Comedy Dynamics: The worlds largest collection of stand-up comedy showcasing the top names of comedy in new & classic performances.
The Bob Ross Channel: A 24/7 feed of the meditative art show, The Joy of Painting, hosted by the iconic art instructor and TV host Bob Ross.
Docurama: This channel features award-winning non-fiction films and series focused on a range of topics such as arts, politics, science, music and history.
Cinedigms General Manager of Digital Networks, Tony Huidor said: Vewd is the perfect partner for Cinedigm, as both companies have a common goal to entertain viewers through high-quality programming, now more than ever, as more viewers seek out free alternatives to established Pay-TV services.
Vewds worldwide reach presents an invaluable opportunity for Cinedigm by allowing us to grow our distribution footprint even further as the ad-supported market continues to mature internationally.
President of Cinedigm Networks, Erick Opeka said: With Global ad-supported OTT revenues surging to US$53 billion globally over the next five years, our focus is on rapidly expanding our distribution footprint to maximize growth. Vewd helps us dramatically expand the viewer base for our rapidly growing portfolio of OTT networks, which we expect to double over the next 18 months.

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