March 22, 2021
Cinedigm, the parent company of Dove Channel, March 22 announced an agreement to bring the family friendly subscription streaming service to the Frndly TV platform. The agreement brings Dove Channel’s movies and TV series, including “The Lucy Show,” “Gumby,” “The Little Rascals” and “Madeline,” to Frndly TV subscribers.
“Dove Channel’s extensive programming is a perfect fit for our goal of bringing to market family friendly TV,” Michael McKenna, chief programming officer of Frndly TV, said in a statement.
The launch of the $4.99 monthly Dove Channel on the $5.99 monthly Frndly TV lineup in the second quarter expands both Frndly TV’s offering of linear channels and increases the platform’s on-demand library by more than a thousand hours, while keeping the current price structure for subscribers.
Los Angeles-based Cinedigm launched Dove Channel in 2015, citing high consumer demand for family-friendly content, offering viewers safe programming options and full access to a library of value-based films, children’s programs, documentaries, and series in the streaming marketplace. Titles include the above mentioned TV series as well as films such as A Christmas Kiss, Letters to God, and Left-Behind: The Movie, among others.
“Cinedigm is focused on delivering enthusiast audiences with content they’re passionate about and our partnership with Frndly TV underscores that notion of family safe programming,” said Erick Opeka, president/CSO of Cinedigm Networks.