Cinedigm’s OTT video partnership with Comedy Dynamics has gone where HBO Max hasn’t: Roku.
Comedy Dynamics Aug. 17 officially launched its AVOD app on Roku, showcasing a library of comedy content. The app is free to Roku users and features a substantial supply of stand-up comedy specials curated by the Comedy Dynamics team. The app is powered by Matchpoint Blueprint, a service provided by Cinedigm.
“We have a saying here that ‘We Are Where You Are,'” Brian Volk-Weiss, CEO of Comedy Dynamics, said in a statement. “I believe this partnership with Roku is a huge step forward to fulfilling that commitment.”
Founded in 2008, Comedy Dynamics is one of the largest independent producer and distributor of stand-up comedy content in the U.S. and is home to the largest indie comedy audio catalog, including multiple Grammy Award nominated specials.
Programming includes stand-up specials from comedians such as Jim Gaffigan, Tom Segura, Iliza Shlesinger, Whitney Cummings, David Cross, Gary Gulman, Maria Bamford, Mike Birbiglia, Bill Hicks, Cameron Esposito, D.L. Hughley and Janeane Garofalo, among others.
When WarnerMedia launched HBO Max, it failed to secure distribution on Roku and Amazon Fire TV due largely to money and data issues. NBCUniversal’s Peacock service is also not available on Roku — the largest standalone subscription media device market holder.