Cinedigm, LeEco Announce OTT Deal

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Thu, 10/20/2016 - 12:26 -- Nick Dager

Cinedigm has announced a partnership with leading LeEco to launch a new streaming content program as part of LeEco’s U.S. launch. Cinedigm’s over-the-top streaming channels Dove Channel and CONtv will be available to LeEco consumers on LeEco’s ecophones and ecotvs. In addition, select Cinedigm content will also be available within Live, LeEco’s innovative integrated content channel. The two companies are exploring additional partnership opportunities for channels and content both domestically and overseas.

LeEco is a leading global company that provides breakthrough experiences through an open, integrated ecosystem of streaming content, enabled by its Internet and cloud platform, and a wide array of next-generation connected smart devices – including smartphones, TVs, bikes, VR and electric cars.

The deal brings CONtv and the Dove Channel’s more than 4,000 hours of high quality programming to LeEco customers.

“We are thrilled with this new partnership with LeEco, a remarkably inventive and fast growing global entertainment and technology powerhouse,” said Chris McGurk, Cinedigm chairman and CEO. “Having CONtv and Dove Channel included in LeEco’s U.S. launch is another big step forward for our streaming OTT expansion. We look forward to working with LeEco on additional opportunities to supply more channels and content to support their North American expansion, as well as to explore opportunities to expand internationally on their ecosystem.”

“This partnership with one of the world’s most innovative companies continues our mission of expanding our channel footprint across new devices and platforms,” said Erick Opeka, executive vice president of digital networks for Cinedigm. “This is our fourth major distribution deal this year, and underscores Cinedigm’s critical role in delivering content and channels to the more than $36 billion global OTT & video revenue business.”