Cinedigm Launching Whistle TV Streaming Channel on the Roku Channel
Team Whistle, a global media and entertainment company that includes Whistle, Tiny Horse, New Form and Vertical Networks, today announced their OTT channel Whistle TV is coming to Roku in partnership with Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM). The Roku Channel, the home of free and premium entertainment on the Roku® platform, is the latest to offer Whistle TV's sports lifestyle and entertainment network, expanding their distribution that currently includes Peacock, Samsung (News - Alert) TV Plus, Vizio SmartCast and Sinclair Broadcast Group's STIRR.
Whistle TV is a free ad-supported sports and entertainment digital network featuring Whistle original shows and premium library content from studios, networks and leagues across the industry. Whistle TV offers ad-supported content around the clock focusing on original shows and episodic series featuring popular influencers. It also features niche sports programming as well as inspirational movies and documentaries with viewership reaching approximately 51 million households.
"Whistle TV fills a void in the market by combining brand safe sports, entertainment and lifestyle content for young viewers," said Griffin Gmelich, EVP of OTT and Content at Team Whistle. "Our OTT channel expands the reach of Team Whistle's content to new viewers in the formats and on the platforms they like best. The Roku Channel is a great home for our content to reach a new audience of fans."
Featuring more than 1,500 hours of content that is relatable, positive and brand-safe, Whistle TV's programming focuses on four key content verticals:
Team Whistle has built and grown its portfolio of positive and relatable content for young audiences with programming spanning sports, entertainment and gaming distributed across social, audio and now, video streaming platforms. With the recent acquisitions of New Form and Vertical Networks in 2019, and most recently Tiny Horse in 2020, Team Whistle bolstered its portfolio of IP and studio, interactive, advertising and marketing services capabilities.
Whistle TV launches on The Roku Channel today. For more information about Team Whistle, please visit https://teamwhistle.com.
About Team Whistle
Team Whistle - comprising Whistle, New Form, Vertical Networks and Tiny Horse - is a global media company that's changing the sports and entertainment game. We create and distribute engaging content experiences for today's audiences, always playing in the positive and resonating with what's relatable. Our premium scripted, unscripted and interactive shows, podcasts, music and merchandise are available on the networks, social, audio and streaming platforms that matter most. For brands, sports leagues and media companies, we help them activate and engage consumers across the content ecosystem. To learn more, visit https://teamwhistle.com/.
For more than twenty years, Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) has led the digital transformation of the entertainment industry. Today, Cinedigm entertains hundreds of millions of consumers around the globe by providing premium content, streaming channels and technology services to the world's largest media, technology and retail companies. For more information, visit http://www.cinedigm.com/.
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