Family and faith-friendly VOD service the Dove Channel will be more than doubling its library, thanks to parent company Cinedigm’s deal to acquire all of the content assets of StoryBox.tv, a multi-platform family-friendly streaming service.
StoryBox.tv has a library of over 1,700 titles of faith and family-friendly movies, television series, children’s programming and educational content from over 30 providers, including Nelvana, MVD Entertainment Group, Organa, TMW Media Group, Marble Media and Legend Films. It includes series such as “The Shirley Temple Show,” “Gumby’s Best Episodes” and “The Wheels on the Bus” and the features “The Yearling,” “The Jackie Robinson Story,” “Savannah Smiles” and “A Horse for Danny.”
The addition of StoryBox.tv content will bring the Dove Channel library of over 3,600 titles. Cinedigm will make the programming available on Dove Channel over the next several months.
Multi-platform distributor Cinedigm launched Dove Channel in September 2015 in partnership with the Dove Foundation, a Michigan-based nonprofit that has been reviewing, rating and endorsing films for family audiences for a quarter of a century.
Dove Channel has free ad-supported (AVOD) content, as well as a $4.99 a month subscription option that offers ad-free viewing and access to premium content. The same model is used by Cinedigm’s OTT channel for genre fans, ConTV, and its documentary channel, Docurama,
Producers Brigham and Noah Sunday founded StoryBox.tv in 2013 with a virtually identical mission of providing family-friendly content that uplifts, inspires and entertains.
“Our mission at Dove is so closely aligned with StoryBox.tv that we felt compelled to find a way to join forces,” said Bill Sondheim, president of Cinedigm Entertainment. “The more we evaluated the offering, it became very apparent to Brigham that Dove Channel offered a very sophisticated technology platform and advanced user experience that would better and more quickly allow Brigham’s mission to be fulfilled.”