“Bob’s Burgers” and “X-Files” digital comics are heading to Cinedigm’s streaming service CONtv as it pushes beyond video, the company announced Thursday morning. Cinedigm is adding thousands of digital comics to the premium tier of its streaming service and, as a result, renaming it CONtv + Comics.
The updated service, which costs $5.99 a month, will include fan-favorites comics like “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Transformers,” “Star Trek,” “Judge Dredd,” “Bloodshot,” “Army Of Darkness,” “Vampirella,” “Green Hornet,” “KISS,” and “The Spirit.” It will also include content from popular comic book publishers such as IDW’s “Dungeons & Dragons” and “G.I. Joe,” and Dynamite’s “Battlestar Galactica.” The new library of comics come from the former ComicBlitz service, acquired by Cinedigm last year.
In addition to the new content, the company has redesigned its streaming app which now includes improved navigation and expanded functionality. The app will also offer recommendations based on the comic books subscribers read and the films, series, and videos they watch.
“CONtv + Comics is the ultimate resource for enthusiasts of curated classic cult films, retro TV series, groundbreaking anime, beloved comic books, and everything in-between, giving them unlimited access to all of their favorite titles in one convenient service,” said Erick Opeka, Cinedigm’s president of digital networks. “This new app is just the first step in an exciting initiative to further expand the CONtv brand well beyond the traditional video landscape, setting the table for what we hope will become a thriving multimedia universe featuring podcasts, audiobooks, and music, as well.”