Cinedigm partners with Vewd for global OTT channel distributionThursday, June 4th, 2020
Cinedigm Partners with The World’s Largest Smart TV Solutions Provider Vewd for Global OTT Channel Distribution
- Cinedigm’s Portfolio of Streaming OTT Networks to reach the 300 million VEWD install base from top smart devices made my Sony, Hisense, Philips, TiVo, Samsung, Skyworth and others
LOS ANGELES — Cinedigm, (NASDAQ: CIDM) a leading provider of OTT entertainment networks and content, announced a partnership with Vewd, the world’s largest Smart TV OTT software provider, offering Cinedigm’s portfolio of streaming entertainment networks on Vewd-enabled devices worldwide. As part of the agreement, Cinedigm’s networks will be available on an install base of more than 300 million Smart TVs and connected devices made by top brands such as Sony, Samsung, Skyworth, Hisense, Philips, and TiVo, among others. Additionally, Cinedigm’s networks will be available on more than 40 million new Vewd-powered devices shipping annually around the world.
The move further extends Cinedigm’s reach and distribution worldwide, expanding the Company’s footprint across top selling OEMs and hardware manufacturers with a special emphasis on the European Union, Latin America and Asia. The partnership further extends Cinedigm’s scale in the fast-growing ad-supported video on demand segment.
The first Cinedigm channels planned for the initial Vewd rollout include:
- Comedy Dynamics: The world’s largest collection of stand-up comedy! It’s a no drink minimum show 24/7, with the top names of comedy in new & classic performances.
- The Bob Ross Channel: Watched by millions, the Bob Ross Channel features the iconic The Joy of Painting series made famous by beloved painter, art instructor, and TV host Bob Ross.
- Docurama: This premium documentary network features award-winning, and eye-opening non-fiction films and series spanning the arts, politics, science, music & history, and more.
For over 15 years, Vewd has connected consumers around the world to the programming they love. Through strong partnerships with marketplace titans such as Samsung, Sony, Verizon, and TiVo, Vewd leads the charge into the future of entertainment—providing products and services that offer solutions to help simplify the complex television landscape and unite the entire value chain from manufacturers to consumers and everyone in-between, while making OTT content easily accessible on nearly 50 million connected devices each year.
“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,” said Tony Huidor, Cinedigm’s General Manager of Digital Networks. “Vewd’s 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.”
“With Global ad-supported OTT revenues surging to $53 billion globally over the next five years, our focus is on rapidly expanding our distribution footprint to maximize growth,” said Erick Opeka, President of Cinedigm Networks. “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.”