‘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.

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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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