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 families.
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 Faraci...welcome home.
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 primetime.
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 TV episodes.
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.
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