This year we started our new format, augmented by a new Broadcast partner. We have new content, LIVE! That’s right, we now broadcast Over-the-Air to millions of people across the States.
Our Channel partners broadcast in NYC, LA, Detroit (our hometown) and in other markets. We also stream Internationally on platforms like Whale — again through our new partners.
Our Roku and FireTV presence has expanded since we started in 2015. We started with independent VOD films on our first channel: Movies Plus on FireTV. Then we expanded to Roku with MPTV (Movies Plus TV) at this link on Roku. Both of these channels are cornerstones in our organization.
The Movie Network (TMN) is our second largest channel on Roku. And we have Niche channels on Roku that target audiences, and these are changing from a VOD to an all Live broadcast this year. (So please check our channels every week to see our updated content-feed.) Here’s the links for two of our favorite Niche channels: “Badass TV” only on Roku (for Boxing and Sports fans.) Also “ArtHouse Movies” is geared towards Filmmakers and film festival attendees — again only on Roku.
We’re adding more “FAST” channel partners! You’ll find the selection of “Sub-Channels” is expanding this year. Tune into any of our Roku and FireTV channels, and you’ll find everything from Mavericks Baseball to Sci-Fi favorites like “Logan’s Run” and “Dreamscape.”
Studios, and Streaming Platforms, we’re very open minded and we’d love to talk about partnerships. Our broadcast (syndication) partners do content buyouts quarterly, and we look for family friendly films because our content must be FCC (Free Antenna TV) tolerant.
Below is a snapshot taken from our film festival. It talks about an indie filmmaker who streamed his film on our Movies Plus Amazon Fire TV channel for 6 months. He took the statistics to a venture capitalist who decided to finance the filmmaker’s next feature film. You can watch the film on Hulu. That’s success folks!”
Apple Pie Films, LLC uses FilmFreeway for our Metro Film Festival. The MetroFilmFestival is a great way to get your film/show on Television. Click on over to FilmFreeway and enter your film, it’s (almost free — in fact it’s so cheap that we don’t publish the cost herein, but you’ll see it’s well worth it.)
Indie filmmakers, we are film advocates including Dean, our Curator who is a cinematography buff. So please reach out to us because we’d love to hear about your film or TV show, and of course your distribution plan.
This blog is one way to contact us, if you’d like to directly talk with Dean Lachiusa, then please reach out to Dean on Twitter @Dean_Lachiusa or FB (www.Facebook.com/DeanLach.)
Filmmakers/Studios might like to ask Dean about how you may get your film broadcast on one or more of our OTA or Connected TV Channels…Lastly, if you’re in Michigan, see Dean at the monthly Royal Oak Filmmaker’s meetup!