Cinedigm Expands Linear Channel Offerings with Dove KIDS, A 24/7 Programmed Children’s Network

New channel will be available to current Dove subscribers as well
as a stand-alone service to cable, telco and technology distribution

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) today announced the upcoming launch of Dove
KIDS, a new 24/7 Programmed Children’s Network featuring children’s
movies, television series, animation, and educational programming geared
at kids 5-12 years of age. The ad-free channel launches May 23rd
on the web, Apple’s iOS, Android, AppleTV, and Roku devices and will be
immediately available to Cinedigm’s streaming OTT Dove Channel
subscribers. Cinedigm will also distribute the channel to the
quickly-growing universe of over-the-top cable bundlers and platforms
developed by major media, telco and technology providers.

The launch of Dove KIDS follows last year’s highly successful pilot
launch of Dove NOW. Since launch, Dove NOW has become the most-watched
programming selection on the Dove platform, and users who watch Dove NOW
have a 1.4x greater level of engagement with the overall service.

“With more than 80% of Facebook’s 1.2 billion audience now watching
Facebook Live, and nearly 300 billion minutes streamed on Amazon’s
Twitch platform last year, there is a massive consumer demand for live
and linear programming in the OTT environment,” said Erick Opeka, EVP of
Digital Networks for Cinedigm. “Adding linear channels improves content
discovery, leads to longer watch times and engagement, reduces churn,
and provides a great new source of revenue as we syndicate them to major

Given the success of Dove now and the new ability to rapidly deploy new
channels via the Verizon Digital Media Services Uplynk Video Streaming
platform, Cinedigm is planning a significant expansion of linear
offerings in the coming months. This will including channels developed
for fandom and pop culture network CONtv and factual network Docurama,
along with additional offerings leveraging Cinedigm’s vast library of
horror, anime, and western content.

The announcement comes amidst Cinedigm’s recent expansion of its
world-class OTT infrastructure in support of rapid channel expansion and
deployment, including deals with Verizon Digital Media Services,
Limelight Networks, the addition of DRM support from Google, Apple and
Microsoft, as well as device footprint expansions to more than 60
Million devices including Google Chromecast, Android TV and Amazon Fire

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, a new auto-play feature on the service for those who simply
want to relax and watch, airs kids programming blocks 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, AppleTV, LeEco smart
phones and TVs, 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.

About Cinedigm

Cinedigm powers custom content solutions to the world’s largest retail,
media and technology companies. We provide premium feature films and
series to digital platforms including iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, cable
and satellite providers including Comcast, Dish Network and DirecTV, and
major retailers including Walmart and Target. Leveraging Cinedigm’s
unique capabilities, content and technology, the Company has emerged as
a leader in the fast-growing over-the-top channel business, with four
channels under management that reach hundreds of millions of devices
while also providing premium content and service expertise to the entire
OTT ecosystem. Learn more about Cinedigm at



Jill Newhouse Calcaterra, 310-466-5135