‘A World of Free TV’

(Above image source: DistroTV)

DistroTV, promising “A World of Free TV,” launched yesterday with lifestyle content from FashionTV and Bonnier magazines, documentaries from Sideways Film, and lots of Indian/Asian content, including dozens of Bollywood movies.

DistroTV is available on iOS, Android, Fire TV and Roku devices.

FashionTV is one of six linear (24/7) channels, while the Bonnier and Sideways content is available on-demand.

The other linear fare is all Asian entertainment and information from the UK: BritAsia (below), MATV, Channel S, NTV and Venus.

The Bonnier content, all short-form, covers more than 20 titles, including such iconic publications as Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, Popular Photography, Popular Science, Saveur and Working Mother.

Sideways’ documentaries include Who Rules America? and America’s Surveillance State (below), both containing six half-hour episodes, and the epic Zeitgeist, examining mythology and beliefs in three parts running nearly seven total hours.

BritAsia and more than 60 on-demand Bollywood movies come from Rajshri, a leading Indian studio.

DistroTV also includes hundreds of entertainment shorts from TellyMasala and Bollywood Now.

DistroScale, a technology company that runs DistroTV, said it also has content agreements with Sportskool for sports instructional videos, Fighting Spirit for combat sports videos, and other content companies.

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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