Christian Cinema to Power Digital Movie Platform for Largest Online Faith Retailer: ChristianBook.com

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Christian Cinema--the first faith-and-family streaming company--will now power transactional video on demand and electronic sell through on Christianbook.com--the largest online faith retailer.

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Family-movie lovers note: the first faith-and-family streaming company will now power transactional video on demand (TVOD) and electronic sell through (EST) on Christianbook.com this summer.

ChristianCinema.com’s digital platform, the largest of its kind and growing, serves thousands of Christian and family movies for instant streaming online. Now Christianbook.com customers may rent (“try before you buy”) or own videos through the standard Christianbook.com shopping cart to build their own digital movie library. And families get the newest and latest releases before they go to subscription platforms.

“Christianbook.com movies on Christian Cinema’s world class platform is a giant leap in access for filmmakers and distributors going after the Christian consumer,” Bobby Downes, Christian Cinema founder and CEO said. “Given Christianbook.com’s massive and loyal customer base, this news is big, big.”

Content will stream through Christian Cinema's digital platform via a proprietary, embeddable player on Christianbook.com. Christianbook.com customers may stream movies from their Christianbook.com account and link that account to Christian Cinema apps on mobile devices, TV platforms like Roku, AppleTV, and future apps and platforms like Android, Xbox and PlayStation.

“Faith-based content is booming for industry leaders, retailers, distributors and, most important, consumers,” Jared Geesey, Christian Cinema vice president, said. “A recent Barna study reports 79 percent of Americans care about biblical values and accuracy in what they watch. And since it began curating content in 1999, Christian Cinema has become synonymous with movies that reflect family, faith and values.”

“We’re excited to join forces with Christian Cinema,” Paul Hendrickson, general manager of The Christianbook Group said. “They’ll help grow our market and expand the viewing choices for our customers who trust Christianbook.com’s selection and brand.”

Distributors and filmmakers eager to place content on the expanding Christian Cinema digital platform should contact Debbie Korte, director of licensing for Christian Cinema, at debbie.korte(at)christiancinema(dot)com.

ABOUT CHRISTIANCINEMA.COM:
Christian Cinema offers a truly inspiring entertainment experience with content chosen from the leading Christian filmmakers. Since 1999, Christian Cinema has curated the largest selection of Christian movies in the world and continues to enhance its position as the largest faith and family-based provider of digital content via transactional video on demand (TVOD) and electronic sell through (EST). There are no monthly subscriptions, no commitments and viewers only pay for the movies they watch.

ABOUT CHRISTIANBOOK.COM:
Christianbook.com, the online home of Christian Book Distributors, is a 14-time recipient of the BizRate Circle of Excellence Platinum Award. This award is presented to top-performing online retailers who have met the strict criteria set by BizRate Research to recognize outstanding customer service. Christian Book Distributors (CBD) is the largest religious catalog company in the world, sending out more than 65 mailings of unique catalogs to millions of customers each year. Customers have access to a premier selection of Christian products---over 530,000 books, Bibles, CDs, DVDs, academic references, commentaries, church supplies, gifts, toys, games, and more. CBD has been honored as one of Boston Globe’s 100 Top Places to Work for seven years in a row.

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