Cinedigm’s family-focused SVOD service, The Dove Channel, will now offer a live stream called Dove NOW – a 24/7 programmed channel featuring a mix from their vast library of nearly 500 films and 900 TV episodes. Launched in September 2015, as a partnership between Cinedigm and The Dove Foundation, the $4.99 a month, Netflix-style on demand channel offers inspiring and uplifting content from John Wayne Westerns to The Little Rascals to Michael Landon’s Highway to Heaven. The Dove NOW live stream will feature these titles, among others, along with kids programming blocks scheduled in the morning and early afternoon, and blocks containing more adult fare from fringe to primetime.
A new OTT channel is coming in the fall 2016. Time Inc., the publishing company behind well known brands such as Time, Sports Illustrated, Travel + Leisure, People and Entertainment Weekly, will launch the People & Entertainment Weekly Network (PEWN).
PEWN will be 100% ad-supported and launch with 100 hours of original programming and 50 hours of archival footage. Content will be mainly unscripted reality-style series, 30-60min in length, from brands such as People’s Sexiest Man Alive, Time’s 100 Most Influential People, the Essence Festival and Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit edition, as well as live specials like red-carpet coverage.