Press Releases

The Dove Foundation Announces New CEO

  GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Board of Directors for The Dove Foundation has announced a successor to the co-founder and CEO of the 25-year-old nonprofit entertainment industry organization. Marketing veteran Suzy Sammons has been selected as the new CEO and will succeed Dick Rolfe, who will retire at the end […]


Significant deal brings over 1,700 new titles to Dove Channel, making it the largest faith & family catalog in North America.

May 18, 2016 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) announced today that the Company has closed an agreement to acquire substantially all of the content assets and library of, a multi-platform family-friendly streaming service.

Consisting of over 1,700 titles of faith & family friendly movies, television series, children’s programming, and educational content, the library is comprised of content from over 30 providers including Nelvana, MVD Entertainment Group, Organa, TMW Media Group, Marble Media, and Legend Films, among others. The library includes beloved classics like THE SHIRLEY TEMPLE SHOW and GUMBY’S CHRISTMAS CAPERS, as well as fun, kid-friendly series including THE WHEELS ON THE BUS, DINOTOPIA mini-series and GUMBY’S BEST EPISODES. Also included are family films such as THE YEARLING, THE JACKIE ROBINSON STORY, SAVANNAH SMILES and A HORSE FOR DANNY.

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Dove Channel, CONtv and Docurama now have over 420,000 registered users

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cinedigm Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM) today announced that, in aggregate, Cinedigm’s over-the-top streaming channels – Dove Channel, CONtv and Docurama – have over two million app downloads and 420,000 registered users. In addition, the channels had approximately 35,000 active subscribers as of March 31, 2016, the last reporting date across all platforms.

“We are thrilled that our 3 channels have generated such interest and enthusiasm among consumers,” said Chris McGurk, Chairman and CEO, Cinedigm. “CONtv is just over a year old and Dove Channel launched last September, so we believe this early success bodes very well for the growth prospects of all our channels.”

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For the First Original Programming for DOVE CHANNEL, “The Queen of Clean” Will Bring Three One Hour Family Friendly Comedy Specials To The Faith and Family Focused Streaming Channel

Business Wire – January 14, 2016 04:54 PM Eastern Standard Time

Chonda-Pierce-Dove-Channel[1]LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) announced today a deal with Christian comedian, television host and author Chonda Pierce to host three one-hour episodes of “Chonda Pierce Presents: Stand-Up For Families” which is expected to premiere exclusively on Cinedigm’s DOVE CHANNEL in late March leading up to Easter.

Chonda Pierce, often billed as “The Queen of Clean,” will bring her trademark combination of fierce wit and southern charm to the family-friendly episodes. “Chonda Pierce Presents: Stand-Up For Families” will be designed for families to safely enjoy together without worrying about offensive language or subject matter. In addition to Pierce’s opening monologue, each episode will feature four different clean comedians performing individual sets. Like all content on Dove Channel, the series will carry The Dove Foundation’s Seal of Approval.

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Cinedigm Announces Initial Programming Slate for Over-The-Top Network Dove Channel™

VeggieTales, Fraggle Rock, Highway to Heaven, The Adventures of Black Beauty, Swiss Family Robinson, Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss and Where the Red Fern Grows Among Family-Friendly Fare Included on the Channel.

DoveChannelLogoBWLOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cinedigm Corp. (CIDM) today announced the preliminary programming roster for the Dove Channel™, the direct-to-consumer over-the-top (OTT) digital network for families and kids seeking quality family-friendly content, rated and approved by The Dove Foundation. The channel is slated to launch early Fall of this year.

The Dove Channel™ will feature newly acquired and original programming, as well as offerings from Cinedigm’s vast library of family-friendly, faith and kids’ content.

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Cinedigm and The Dove Foundation Partner to Launch DOVE MOVIE CHANNEL an Over-the-Top Digital Subscription Streaming Service

                         The family-friendly service will be widely accessible to consumers via the web, set top boxes, gaming consoles, and connected TVs. Los Angeles, CA, June 19, 2014 – Cinedigm Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM) announced today it has partnered with The Dove Foundation, known for its signature blue and white Dove Seal of approval on family-friendly movies, […]

2013 Crystal Dove Seal Winners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Grand Rapids, MI (March 10, 2014) – The results are in! The top Dove Approved movies for 2013 were elected by thousands of people voting online. Here are the final winners in each category: BEST ADVENTURE – Thor, The Dark World – Walt Disney Pictures BEST ANIMATION – Frozen – Walt Disney Pictures BEST […]

The Dove Foundation Appoints Chief Marketing Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Grand Rapids, MI (January 29, 2014) — The Dove Foundation, which is largely known for its signature blue and white Dove Seal on family-friendly movies, today announced the appointment of Steve Sammons as Chief Marketing Officer. In this new role, Sammons, who will be based in Los Angeles, will be responsible for […]


The Dove Foundation – Known for Film and DVD Reviews and Endorsements – Adds Books

The Dove Foundation, known for awarding its highly-regarded blue-and-white “Family Approved” seal to movies and DVDs, announces the addition of a new books category for reviews and endorsements.

“We’ve always tried to respond to the market demand for our services,” said Dove CEO Dick Rolfe. “And we began moving in the direction of books by reviewing movie screenplays from writers who were looking for our endorsement as a means of attracting producers and investors.”

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Dove Announces Winners of the 5th Annual Crystal Dove Seal Awards

For immediate release: Contact Dick Rolfe, CEO The Dove Foundation (616)454-5021 ext 29 THE DOVE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 5TH ANNUAL CRYSTAL DOVE SEAL AWARDS March 7, 2012 (Grand Rapids, MI) – The Dove Foundation announced today winners of the coveted Crystal Dove Seal Award for the best Family Approved movies of 2011 in […]