Beginning June 1, Sundance Channel will more than double the number of programming hours available each month in VOD and HD VOD. Currently averaging over 2 million VOD views per month, Sundance Channel offers a mix of feature films, shorts and multi-part series. The number of hours per month on Sundance Channel on Demand will increase from 10 to 25 hours of standard definition and from 6 to 12 hours of HD VOD.
Sundance Channel On Demand is available in a total of 29 million homes on Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Mediacom, Brighthouse Networks, Cox, Charter, AT&T, RCN and Verizon systems.
The expanded offering will launch in June with the second season of “Live From Abbey Road,” the 12-part series which features performances and interviews with musicians filmed at London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios. Each episode will be made available On Demand (standard and HD) one week prior to the airing on Sundance Channel. Among the artists featured in Season 2 are: Mary J. Blige; Dashboard Confessional; Kate Nash; Stereophonics; Sheryl Crow; The Black Keys; David Gray, Suzanne Vega, and, Panic at the Disco. The series is produced by Michael Gleason and Peter van Hooke, directed by AJ Jankel and distributed worldwide by FremantleMedia Enterprises.
To support the June campaign, Sundance Channel has produced integrated promotional spots customized for each distributor, in addition to a package of broadband content including exclusive weekly clips comprised of both artist interview and performance footage.
Additional standard and HD VOD offerings in the month of June include the music-themed documentaries Runnin’ Down a Dream: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, loudQuietloud: A Film About The Pixies, Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man and and Kurt Cobain: About a Son.