Short-Form Inspiration

(Pictured above: co-founder Roma Downey)

MGM, actress/producer Roma Downey and reality show pioneer Mark Burnett – who last year launched over-the-air “faith and family” channel Light TV — have now unveiled as a home for similarly targeted short-form content.

And there’s lots of it (content) on the site already. Here’s a rundown of initial series, with several sample episodes:

Celebrity Interviews, including Jewel, Van Morrison and Cindy Crawford;

37 Seconds of Good News and The Golden Rule, two series spotlighting “ordinary people doing extraordinary things”;

Tough But Fair, an advice series with author Michelle McKinney Hammond, consisting of 16 45-second episodes;

Welcome to Brooklyn, with Brooklyn Wagner’s “ blunt and boisterously random perspective”;

Giftable, with Julianna Strickland and Natasha Feldman offering thoughtful gift-giving ideas;

I Struggle. I Rise, featuring profiles of athletes and influencers like fashion blogger and model Lauren Scruggs, pastors and authors Chad and Julia Veach, and WBC boxing champion Heather Hardy;

Truthmark, consisting of two-minute spoken word slam poetry performances from husband and wife youth ministry team Aaron and Viergeni White;

Get Read, a religious book club discussion series;

Welcome to Adulting, two-minute shows in which author Mo Isom provides “an unfiltered peek at just how messy life can be when you’re playing hard and juggling a lot of balls” – in her case, as a speaker, blogger, wife and new mom;

Office Guinea Pigs, featuring women trying out new beauty productsfrom bubbling face masks to charcoal toothpaste to female face shaving”;

The Brekkie Series, with Kara Elise, combining “nutritional lessons with breakfast how-tos”;

I Love My Goofy Pet, featuring “peculiar pets and the owners that adore them”;

Animal Classroom, highlighting “the important life lessons that pets and wild animals can teach us”;

An Ode To…, eye-catching video love letters to niche things we love…from french fries to donuts”;

The Good Race, one-minute messages from evangelist Matt Brown, co-founder of  the non-profit Think Eternity;

Dad Does Lunch, with “The Lunchbox Dad” Beau Coffron  “who specializes in creative recipes to spice up your kid’s lunch”;

Totally Accurate History!, “like the G-rated version of the ever-hilarious Drunk History.”


About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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