Comedy Dynamics Stand-Up Channel Now Streaming on Samsung TV Plus

Cinedigm Jan. 7 announced that the fully-curated linear version of the ad-supported video-on-demand Comedy Dynamics service is now available on Samsung TV Plus. The linear channel offers 24/7 stand-up comedy specials carefully curated by Comedy Dynamics’ staff.

Samsung TV Plus is Samsung’s free ad-supported video service. Pre-installed on all 2016-2019 Samsung Smart TVs, users can watch TV for free with just an Internet connection.

Founded in 2008, Comedy Dynamics is an independent producer of stand-up comedy content. With this new linear network, Samsung TV Plus users have access to Comedy Dynamic’s specials, both classic and modern, starring some of stand-up’s biggest performers. Cinedigm is the distributor of the channel.

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Performers include Jim Gaffigan, Whitney Cummings, Kevin Hart, Tom Segura, Iliza Shlesinger, Tiffany Haddish, Jeff Dunham, Maria Bamford, Bob Saget, Tim Allen, Nick DiPaolo, Eddie Griffin, Bill Hicks, and more.

“Comedy Dynamics gives viewers the best seat in the house every night, delivering an unprecedented library of classic and modern specials from comedy’s biggest names and brightest stars,” Tony Huidor, GM of Cinedigm Digital Networks, said in a statement.

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Comedy Dynamics is behind the reboot of “Mad About You” featuring Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt, and has produced Netflix’s “Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History,” Netflix’s “The Toys That Made Us,” “The Movies That Made Us,” “Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape,” The CW’s “Discontinued,” Animal Planet’s “Animal Nation with Anthony Anderson,” the scripted comedy on Hulu “There’s… Johnny!,” History’s “Join Or Die with Craig Ferguson,” MTV2’s “Wild ’N On Tour,” Hulu’s “Coming To The Stage,” and unannounced projects for Disney+, BET+ and more.

Comedy Dynamics began releasing original films in theaters and released the acclaimed independent film Slut in a Good Way in Spring of 2019. In 2017, the Comedy Dynamics Network (CDN) launched and currently distributes specials, television shows and films to all major transactional platforms such as iTunes, Amazon, Google, PlayStation, Xbox and most major telco & satellite providers, including AT&T, Comcast, Charter, Dish, and Verizon.

Comedy Dynamics’ 17 releases have been Grammy-nominated (with three wins), including all five in the Comedy Album category for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards in 2019.

Cinedigm Bows Stand-Up Comedy on Xumo Streaming Service

Cinedigm Aug. 6 announced the updated launch of a fully-curated linear version of over-the-top video service Comedy Dynamics on the Xumo streaming television service.

Comedy Dynamics, which partnered with Cinedigm earlier this year, previously featured movies, series, original content, and specials. Beginning Aug. 6, the linear channel will deliver stand-up comedy specials carefully curated by the Comedy Dynamics staff.

Comedy Dynamics is available in more than 35 million homes across the nation via Xumo’s multi-screen distribution network of smart TVs, mobile, web and streaming boxes.

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In addition to Comedy Dynamics, Xumo carries Cinedigm OTT properties Combat Go, CONtv, Docurama and Dove Channel.

Programming includes stand-up specials from Tiffany Haddish, Tom Segura, Iliza Shlesinger, Whitney Cummings, David Cross, Gary Gulman, Maria Bamford, Mike Birbiglia, Bill Hicks, Cameron Esposito, Tim Allen, D.L. Hughley, Bryan Callen, Bob Saget, Marc Maron, Jeff Dunham, Janeane Garofalo and Lil Rel Howery, among others.

Comedy Dynamics will also present programming highlighting a series of different themes each month that include content specific to Back to School, Labor Day, Grandparent’s Day, Halloween and more. In addition to holiday-specific content, Comedy Dynamics will also focus on celebrating culture with blocks of comedy dedicated to showcasing stars from across the globe.

“Stand-up comedy has, arguably, never been more popular, with filmed specials enjoying record ratings and comedy clubs filled to capacity every night,” Erick Opeka, president of Cinedigm Digital Networks, said in a statement. “Comedy Dynamics is leading the way — revolutionizing the television landscape with hundreds of hours of award-winning hit specials from an eclectic mix of groundbreaking legends and rising superstars.”

Cinedigm Launching Comedy Streaming Video Service

Cinedigm March 12 announced a partnership with Comedy Dynamics to launch and distribute their over-the-top video branded Comedy Dynamics Network.

Cinedigm Digital Networks will provide digital distribution of the channel, including third-party platforms, a-la-carte licensing, and a live linear channel.

The Los Angeles-based home entertainment distributor said its networks platform affords Comedy Dynamics the ability to launch both as an ad-supported VOD and SVOD service across mobile devices, connected TVs, and set-top boxes.

The linear channel is slated to roll-out in the spring showcasing Comedy Dynamics’ library of performers, including Jim Gaffigan, Kevin Hart, Ali Wong, Tiffany Haddish, Bill Hicks, D.L. Hughley and Sam Kinison, among others.

“This is an exciting time for comedy, as people are accessing it and demanding it like never before,” Erick Opeka, president of Cinedigm Digital Networks, said in a statement. “The stand-up medium is the perfect complement to the digital realm, providing incredible opportunities for both short-form and long-form content that viewers can enjoy whether they’re at home or on the go.”

Indeed, while Netflix is spending lavishly on stand-up specials featuring Hart (bowing April 2), Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock, Hasan Minhaj and Amy Schumer, among others, standalone comedy remains a tough sell.

NBC Universal in 2016 shuttered standalone $3.99 monthly comedy streaming service Seeso, while the Lionsgate/Hart OTT collaboration – Laugh Out Loud – tries to get its footing since bowing in 2017.

Regardless, Comedy Dynamics CEO Brian Volk-Weiss contends there exists a global streaming audience for comedy.

“We want to be everywhere the audience is,” he said.

 

Sling TV Launches Comedy Dynamics, DOGTV Channels

Sling TV has launched two a la carte channels — Comedy Dynamics and DOGTV — that can be purchased with or without a base subscription at $5 each per month.

Comedy Dynamics features one of the largest independent stand-up comedy libraries in the country, according to Sling TV. It features such comedians as Bob Saget, Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish as well as shows such as “Coming to the Stage” and feature films such as Adventures in Comedy and Chee and T. Current customers can sample promotional titles available for free from Comedy Dynamics by going to “Sling Central” in the channel guide, and former customers can access the promotional titles on Roku devices by reopening their Sling TV app and viewing the “Free Shows from Premium Channels” ribbon on “My TV.”

DOGTV is a TV experience just for dogs. The veterinarian-recommended TV channel features programming designed to stimulate and comfort dogs. “DOGTV has been proven to support a dog’s natural behavior pattern and improve their well-being,” according to Sling TV. Categories are designed around a dog’s  mood, such as “Relaxation,” “Stimulation” and “Exposure.”

Comedy Dynamics and DOGTV join Sling’s library of individual channel offerings, which includes Showtime, CuriosityStream, Grokker, Stingray Karaoke, Docurama and NBA League Pass.

Screen Media Announces First Feature Films Under Comedy Dynamics Deal

Screen Media Films has announced its first two feature-length comedy titles to be released under its first-look deal with Comedy Dynamics.

Fury of the Fist and the Golden Fleece Jacket will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in October, while Poop Talk will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in early 2019.

Moving forward, Screen Media will release Comedy Dynamics’ comedy specials, feature films and series such as “The Toys That Made Us” in a collector’s set on DVD and Blu-ray. 

“Screen Media couldn’t be happier to release these feature films to our customer base.  Comedy titles rank in the top for consumer satisfaction and our customer base is always looking for comedies,” said Laura Giampino, VP of sales at Screen Media.

 

Screen Media Signs Distribution Deal with Comedy Dynamics

Screen Media Films has signed a first-look deal to distribute content from Comedy Dynamics on DVD and Blu-ray in the United States.

Among the first titles slated under the new agreement are two stand-up comedy specials: Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape and Kevin Smith: Silent But Deadly are scheduled to arrive on DVD and Blu-ray later in 2018.

In 2019 and beyond, Screen Media will annually release Comedy Dynamics’ comedy specials, feature films and TV shows, such as “The Toys That Made Us,” an eight-part documentary series that can currently be seen on Netflix about the history of iconic toy brands.

“Screen Media Films is very excited to work with and distribute Comedy Dynamics titles,”  said Laura Giampino, VP of sales at Screen Media Films. “Their properties are second to none and we are thrilled to bring these top-of-line features and stand-up specials to market. Our market base is still hungry for this type of physical product and it’s a win/win for both of our companies.”

“Partnering with Screen Media to release our content is symbiotic for so many reasons,” said Brian Volk-Weiss, CEO of Comedy Dynamics. “We are more than ecstatic to have them as an integral part of our company and its journey.”