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, Xbox and Samsung, with additional platforms currently being rolled out. Cinedigm launched CONtv, a Comic Con branded channel in partnership with WIZARD WORLD, 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.Cinedigm™ and Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp™ are trademarks of Cinedigm Corp. [CIDM-G]
Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) announced today that DOVE CHANNEL has acquired several award winning and highly acclaimed series from Litton Entertainment. The three week programming rollout will begin on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. This is the first time these Litton series will be available to the public featuring the proprietary Dove ratings & reviews. "As Dove Channel continues to grow its loyal family-friendly audience, their viewing habits and survey responses have informed our ambitious acquisition strategy," said Bill Sondheim, President of Cinedigm Entertainment. "Litton Entertainment, with its talent-driven nature series featuring beloved stars like Jack Hanna and Jeff Corwin, is an ideal partner to ensure our position as the leading choice in streaming service for this passionate market." The partnership continues Cinedigm's commitment to add high-quality, in-demand programming on a weekly basis. Included in the distribution deal: Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown- Jack Hanna has always had a knack for storytelling with his unique knowledge and engaging personality. In award-winning Wild Countdown, he educates and entertains viewers as he counts down facts and experiences about some of the world's rare, most endearing, and fascinating animals. Wild Countdown is hosted from Hanna's base camp located at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, his home for more than 30 years. Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin- Based at one of the world's largest aquariums, Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, host Jeff Corwin takes viewers around the globe to explore Earth's least understood resource, our oceans. Throughout this Emmy Award winning series, Jeff is joined by experts to uncover the hidden secrets of the deep. Born to Explore with Richard Wiese- Emmy© award-winning Born to Explore with Richard Wiese takes viewers on enlightening adventures to places near and far. With Richard Wiese as your guide, experience inspiring, memorable and entertaining stories about our planet's extraordinary people and natural wonders. Born to Explore feeds your curiosity and broadens your mind, taking you and your family on spectacular journeys. Sea Rescue ® - Award-winning Sea Rescue ® tells the stories of marine animal rescue, rehabilitation, and return to the wild by the dedicated men and women of the SeaWorld ® Rescue Team and partner organizations. With rescue teams on call 24/7 and a legacy spanning more than five decades, SeaWorld has rescued over 28,000 whales, dolphins, sea lions, penguins, manatees, sea turtles and other birds, with the ultimate goal of successfully rehabilitating and returning each one to the wild. Sea Rescue shares the teams' incredible and heartwarming adventures through a combination of first-hand accounts, expert insights, and remarkable footage that will inspire, educate, and enthrall viewers! The Wildlife Docs™- Award-winning The Wildlife Docs™ follows the surprising, exotic, and challenging lives of a veterinary staff that cares for over 12,000 animals. From nutrition to treatments, x-rays to surgery, preventative care to emergencies, this educational and informational program will allow viewers to witness a kaleidoscope of wild experiences through the eyes of Busch Gardens ® Veterinary Team. Unpredictable events unfold giving viewers a glimpse of the enormity, variety, and quality of treatment that sets the standard for animal care! About Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) 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 Scholastic, NFL, Shout Factory, Hallmark, Jim Henson and more.