Cinedigm Bows Nine FAST Channels on LG Smart TVs

Cinedigm Dec. 22 announced that nine of its streaming networks are now available on LG Smart TVs, including LG OLED TVs, as a free, ad-supported service integrated into the television and channel guide.

“Smart TVs have transformed the way viewers consume content with connected TVs becoming the dominant viewing medium for hundreds of millions of viewers,” Jennifer Soltesz, VP of business development and strategy at Cinedigm, said in a statement. “Introducing these streaming channels on LG Smart TVs now expands Cinedigm’s presence across virtually all major television manufacturers in the world.”

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The channels include:

The Bob Ross Channel (United States & Canada): the late painter has been entertaining audiences with his calm artistic style since 1983. The channel contains the entire catalog of Ross’ television series, “The Joy of Painting.”

Dove Channel (United States): featuring family-themed entertainment, including comedy classics like The Little Rascals, young adult series The Saddle Club, dramas Sue Thomas F.B. Eye, and faith favorites like The Ultimate Gift.

Real Madrid TV (United States & Canada): a channel dedicated to one of the most recognized soccer brands in world. The channel provides viewers one-of-a-kind access to matches, showing three matches per week during the season of Real Madrid’s La Liga games, as well as their UEFA Champions League and Cup tournaments. In addition, the channel airs classic matches, exclusive club insight, breaking news, press conferences, training time and more.

El Rey Network (United States & Canada): the Latinx-infused, English-language channel founded by director Robert Rodriguez has broken into the digital space featuring grindhouse, cult classic action and horror/sci-fi films as well as favorites The Director’s Chair, Rebel Without a Crew and The Chuey Martinez Show.

Lonestar (United States & Canada): provides viewers a look back into the golden age of Hollywood, with a network devoted to classic westerns. With hundreds of hours of content, including films Blue Steel, McLintock! and Angel and the Badman, and classic TV shows “Bonanza,” “The Lone Ranger” and “The Roy Rogers Show.”

MyTime Movie Network (United States): a channel dedicated to women, offering access to female-led movies, series and lifestyle content. Featuring original and exclusive films and series, MyTime offers an experience equal to paid alternatives through an array of female-led thrillers, romantic comedies, holiday content, reality series, and more.

The Country Network (United States & Canada): a channel devoted to country music lovers with a mix of music-centric and original programming. The Country Network provides viewers with an intimate look at today’s country superstars and the rising stars, as well as devoted blocks of their favorite music videos.

So … Real (Canada): From the bizarre to the heart-warming, So … Real has all your reality TV cravings covered. Combining the best of British and international content, So … Real showcases premium reality series alongside fascinating documentaries from award-winning producers. From Tattoo Fixers to Air Rescue, Kids and Counting to Helicopter Heroes, our shows offer both familiar favorites and fresh finds, to make sure you’re never bored.

The Only Way Is Essex (United States & Canada): the international series has been a hit on both sides of the pond. Featuring the first 13 seasons of the reality show, viewers won’t have to miss a moment of the characters they love to hate and hate to love.

Redbox Free Live TV Lands ‘Bob Ross’ Painting Channel

Redbox has added “The Bob Ross Channel,” about the joy of art painting, on its ad-supported VOD platform, Redbox Free Live TV. The kiosk disc rental giant secured the channel in a distribution deal with Cinedigm, whose streaming channels, Comedy Dynamics, CONtv, Docurama and Dove Channel are also available on Redbox’s AVOD platform.

Redbox Free Live TV also offers users curated content including a wide-range of catalog movies and television shows.

“Bob Ross left an incredible legacy as an artist and was an inspiration for millions of people around the world,” Laura Florence, director of content partnerships for Redbox, said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to add the channel to our service and continue delighting fans and giving voice to Bob Ross for a new generation to discover him.”

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The Bob Ross Channel showcases moments and paintings from Ross’ long-running public television series, featuring approximately 380 classic episodes. As part of Cinedigm’s agreement with Bob Ross Inc., Cinedigm has produced and distributed special messages of support for public television on the channel, as well as spots highlighting official Bob Ross painting products, and Bob Ross Certified Instructors.

Redbox Free Live TV is available within the Redbox app for the Roku platform, iPhone, Apple TV, Android-enabled devices, Vizio SmartCast TVs and LG Smart TVs.