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Cinedigm’s DMR launches Cinehouse

April 20, 2022

Digital media and entertainment company DMR, is letting fans stream their favourite niche channels with the launch of Cinehouse. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Cinedigm, DMR says it is unveiling this new free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) service to superserve enthusiast fan bases across several popular genres.

Cinehouse is dedicated to bringing fans the best movies and TV shows from around the world – from ancient mysteries to classic anime, comedy, gaming, K-pop and more. This includes channels and VoD content available through partnerships with ESTV and Shout! Factory (Johnny Carson TV, MST3K, Shout! Factory TV, The Carol Burnett Show and TokuSHOUTsu), as well as DMR’s portfolio that targets Gen Z and Millennials. Plans to add other third-party channels will be announced soon.

Additionally, now available on Cinehouse is Crime Hunters, DMR’s new streaming channel dedicated to true crime and paranormal programming from this world, and beyond. Programming available on Crime Hunters at launch include The New DetectivesThe FBI Files and Interview with a Murder. This marks DMR’s first channel launch since the company’s acquisition by Cinedigm last month.

“For more than a decade, we have acquired a unique understanding of how to engage with and create streaming channels for superfans that are not only interested in a particular genre but who are part of loyal communities that live and breathe this content,” said DMR President and Co-founder David Chu. “Cinehouse gives us an opportunity to take this knowledge and offer a curated lineup that features an array of channels that young, diverse and enthusiastic audiences will enjoy.”

“Shout! Factory has been successfully applying its expertise in presenting cult classic movies and series to digital streaming audiences. Its branded and show-specific channels have generated broad appeal not only for long-time fans, but also for a new generation discovering these properties for the first time. The digital medium and Cinehouse’s unique platform offerings allow viewers to enjoy these pop-culture content through new and compelling experiences,” stated Gene Pao, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Digital at Shout! Factory.

Featuring a mix of VoD series and movies, plus a lineup of 12 channels for superfans, Cinehouse is available online as well as on iOS, Amazon Fire TV, Android, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, smart TVs and Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S consoles.

Following a soft launch and rebranding, Cinehouse has now officially unveiled thousands of hours of on demand content – including several Digimon Adventure tri movies and Godzilla films from Shout! Factory – in addition to the following linear channel lineup:

  • AsianCrush (the best of pan-Asian entertainment)
  • Cinehouse Selects (arthouse and romance)
  • Crime Hunters (mysterious and strange stories)
  • ESTV (coverage of esports athletes and gaming franchises from an insider perspective)
  • Johnny Carson TV
  • KMTV (all things K-pop, from newest releases to variety show highlights)
  • Midnight Pulp (for cult movie maniacs – action, horror, thriller and sci-fi)
  • MST3K (Mystery Science Theater 3000)
  • RetroCrush (the Golden Age of anime – for new and old fans alike)
  • Shout! Factory TV (timeless and contemporary cult favourites for pop culture fans)
  • The Carol Burnett Show
  • TokuSHOUTsu (Kamen Rider, Ultraman, Super Sentai, Godzilla and more!)

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