Cinedigm announced today the updated launch of a fully-curated linear version of the digital OTT outlet Comedy Dynamics, available now on the XUMO streaming television service. Comedy Dynamics’ programming previously featured movies, series, original content, and award-winning specials. Beginning today, the linear channel will deliver a more robust approach, presenting 24/7 stand-up comedy specials carefully curated by Comedy Dynamics staff.
Comedy Dynamics is directly available in more than 35 million homes across the nation via XUMO’s multi-screen distribution network of smart TVs, mobile, web and streaming boxes. The network will be expanding its footprint even further in the coming weeks, with more distribution partners being announced shortly. In addition to Comedy Dynamics, XUMO carries fellow Cinedigm properties Combat Go, CONtv, Docurama, and Dove Channel.
Founded in 2008, Comedy Dynamics has emerged as the largest independent producers of stand-up comedy content in the United States, and home to the number one comedy audio catalog in the industry. With this new linear network, XUMO users can enjoy Comedy Dynamic’s plethora of award-winning specials, both classic and modern, starring some of stand-up’s most iconic performers. XUMO viewers can easily access On Demand titles from Comedy Dynamics by clicking the XUMO button incorporated in the remote controls of select VIZIO smart TVs, or through native integrations such as Channel Plus for LG smart TVs and the virtual input available for both Hisense and Sharp smart TVs. Comedy Dynamics content will also be available online and on mobile devices via the XUMO app for iOS and Android, among others.
Programming highlights include all-star stand-up specials from the likes of Tiffany Haddish, Tom Segura, Iliza Shlesinger, Whitney Cummings, David Cross, Gary Gulman, Maria Bamford, Mike Birbiglia, Bill Hicks, Cameron Esposito, Tim Allen, D.L. Hughley, Bryan Callen, Bob Saget, Marc Maron, Jeff Dunham, Janeane Garofalo, Lil Rel Howery and more.
Comedy Dynamics will also present a slate of programming blocks highlighting a series of different themes each month that include content specific to Back to School, Labor Day, Grandparent’s Day, Halloween and more. In addition to holiday specific content, Comedy Dynamics will also focus on celebrating culture with blocks of comedy dedicated to showcasing stars from across the globe.
“Cinedigm is proud to continue our partnership with XUMO, as we update Comedy Dynamics as a 24/7 linear channel completely devoted to stand-up comedy specials,” said Erick Opeka, President of Cinedigm Digital Networks. “Stand-up comedy has, arguably, never been more popular, with filmed specials enjoying record ratings and comedy clubs filled to capacity every night. Viewers are hungry for high-quality comedy content, and Comedy Dynamics is leading the way—revolutionizing the television landscape with hundreds of hours of award-winning hit specials from an eclectic mix of groundbreaking legends and rising superstars.”