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Dove Channel Announces First Original Series—“Frankly Faraci”—Premiering March 21

                            

Releases “Meet the Faracis” Featurette Teaser

Los Angeles—(March 8, 2017)—Dove Channel, Cinedigm’s (NASDAQ: CIDM) OTT family-friendly streaming service, announced today that episode one of its first original show, Frankly Faraci, is scheduled to go up on the service March 21st, with new episodes premiering weekly thereafter. Hosted by journalist Matthew Faraci, this unprecedented show provides viewers with an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at high-profile figures in entertainment, music, sports, business, and politics who are doing good things in the world.

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In advance of the show’s launch, Dove Channel today released a special Meet the Faracis featurette video, in which Faraci introduces his family, talks about his faith, and the inspiration behind this new show.

“We know that families all over America are going to enjoy Matthew’s heart-felt interviewing style and his uncanny ability to get people to talk about their true passions. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll be inspired, and you will come back over and over again to see who he’ll be speaking with next,” said Erick Opeka, EVP of Digital Networks at Cinedigm and Executive Producer of Frankly Faraci.

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Frankly Faraci’s first episode features the world-renowned music group, The Piano Guys. Viewers will get a rare inside look at the group on tour, speaking about the whirlwind of events that led to their success on the international stage, and how their faith is the cornerstone of their music. Season One also includes behind-the-scenes interviews with the hit sketch comedy group Studio C, YouTube sensations Daniel and Lincoln Markham of What’s (In)side?, former NFL Linebacker Bryan Schwartz and his wife Diane, founders of #FamilyGoals, Hip-hop Artist Propaganda, and much, much more. Each episode is 22 minutes in length.

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Frankly Faraci is available exclusively on Dove Channel, and can be viewed across a broad spectrum of connected devices including Roku® Players and Roku TV™ models, Android and iOS, AppleTV, LeEco smart phones and TVs, the web, and other mobile and tablet devices. Additionally, Dove Channel, along with Cinedigm’s CONtv and Docurama, are available to Amazon Prime members as part of Amazon’s new Streaming Partners Program. Prime members can view Cinedigm’s channels with the Amazon Video app available across hundreds of devices.

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About the Show  

Frankly Faraci is a new original series on Dove Channel featuring authentic, heartfelt, behind-the-scenes interviews with inspirational figures in entertainment, music, sports, business, and politics who are actively focused on doing good and bringing positivity into the culture. Hosted by journalist Matthew Faraci, Frankly Faraci is an unprecedented show that will delight families with wonderfully unique stories they won’t see anywhere else. For everyone who is looking to be uplifted and inspired…welcome home.

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About the Host

Matthew Faraci is President of Inspire Buzz, a marketing agency promoting family-friendly entertainment to the values audience. Prior to starting his company, Faraci had several successful careers, serving as a journalist, political strategist, government spokesperson, communications strategist, publicist, entrepreneur, teacher, and even as a standup comedian and writer. He brings all of these experiences to bear as host of Frankly Faraci, an inspiring new talk show highlighting faithful personalities the whole family can celebrate.

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About Dove Channel

Dove Channel currently has a library of almost 1,400 pieces of content, including nearly 500 films and 900 television episodes approved by the Dove Foundation and ranks as the largest library of faith-based & family-friendly content in the OTT marketplace.

Dove NOW, a new auto-play feature on the service for those who simply want to relax and watch, airs kids programming blocks in the morning and early afternoon, and blocks containing more adult fare from fringe to primetime.

A subscription-based offering at $4.99 per month, the programming can be viewed across a broad spectrum of connected devices including Roku® Players and Roku TV™ models, Android and iOS, AppleTV, LeEco smart phones and TVs, the web, and other mobile and tablet devices. Additionally, Dove Channel, along with Cinedigm’s CONtv and Docurama, are available to Amazon Prime members as part of Amazon’s new Streaming Partners Program. Prime members can view Cinedigm’s channels with the Amazon Video app available across hundreds of devices.

About Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM)

Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with thousands of digital platforms and retail storefronts, including iTunes, Netflix, Amazon, Wal-Mart and Target, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on cable television. Cinedigm has a distribution library of over 60,000 film and TV episodes.

Additionally, given Cinedigm’s infrastructure, technology, content and distribution expertise, the Company has rapidly become a leader in the quickly evolving over-the-top digital network business. Cinedigm’s first channel, DOCURAMA, launched in May 2014, and is currently available on iOS, Roku, Amazon Prime, Xbox and Samsung, with additional platforms currently being rolled out. Cinedigm launched CONtv on March 3, 2015. The Company’s third OTT channel, DOVE CHANNEL, launched on September 15, 2015 and is a digital streaming subscription service targeted to families and kids seeking high quality and family-friendly content approved by Dove Foundation. Combined, the three streaming channels currently provide more than 5,500 hours of content to viewers across more than 3.2 million app downloads.

Cinedigm™ and Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp™ are trademarks of Cinedigm Corp. www.cinedigm.com. [CIDM-G]

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