Cinedigm Boards thePlatform for OTT

thePlatform, the Comcast-owned online video publisher, has landed a deal to supply the cloud-based video management system powering two new OTT channels from Cinedigm -- CONtv and the Dove Channel. 

Cinedigm, a distributor and aggregator of independent content, is using thePlatform’s flagship backend platform, mpx, for CONtv, a joint venture of Cinedigm and Wizard World geared toward the Comic Con community, and the Dove Channel, a new family-friendly digital network from The Dove Foundation. 

CONtv is being offered free under an ad-supported streaming model, as well as a premium subscription option for $6.99/month that includes exclusive access to Comic Con events, panels, talent, and other related content. Programs in its library include Voltron, Hellraiser, and Stargate Infinity. 

The Dove Channel is set to launch this fall, and will feature series, shows and movies such as VeggieTales, Fraggle Rock, and Where the Red Fern Grows

Those services will be accessible on several platforms, including Web browsers, Roku boxes, iOS and Android devices, Xbox consoles and Samsung devices. 

“Cinedigm continues to propel the industry forward with robust digital entertainment networks, like ConTV and the Dove Channel,” said Marty Roberts, co-CEO of thePlatform, in a statement.  “As a testament to the speed, flexibility and scalability of our solution, we’re excited to play a key role in supporting Cinedigm’s video publishing efforts across some of its newest, multiplatform initiatives.

thePlatform’s customers also include USA Network, History Channel, A+E, E!, NBCU, Travel Channel Media, CBC, Bell Media, Shaw Media, Liberty Global, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Rogers, BT, and Telstra, among others.