Digital Network CONtv to Premiere First Ever Live Streamed Panels on OTT Platform

Fans Can See Live Streams of David Tennant/Billie Piper and Stephen Amell Panels at Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia Free on CONtv Saturday

PHILADELPHIA--()--CONtv, the new digital entertainment network devoted exclusively to the fanspace, will live stream Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia’s top Q&A panels Saturday, including one featuring “Doctor Who” stars David Tennant and Billie Piper (10:30-11:15a.m. ET) and another starring “Arrow” headliner Stephen Amell (3:30-4:15 p.m. ET).

“The Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey David Tennant And Billie Piper”

Fans can sign up free at http://wizd.me/TennantLive or http://wizd.me/AmellLive to view the streams at the designated times.

This event marks the first time that Tennant and Piper have participated in a live streamed Q&A session; the appearance at the convention marks their first dual U.S. public signing and photo op appearance.

This event is also the first time that Stephen Amell has participated in a live streamed Q&A session.

The live streams, titled “The Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey David Tennant And Billie Piper” and “Protecting Starling City with Stephen Amell” are open to all fans who register for free at the links above.

Tennant, who starred as the “Tenth Doctor” on the long-running series “Doctor Who,” will appear at Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia on Saturday and Sunday, while Piper, who was his love “Rose Tyler,” will attend Saturday only. The panel is open on site to "Doctor Who" VIP attendees only.

Stephen Amell plays the title character in the CW’s hit series Arrow, based on the famous DC Comics superhero, The Green Arrow. Amell will appear at Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia on Saturday and Sunday. The panel is open on site to all attendees, with VIP attendees receiving first entry. Seating is limited.

CONtv is a partnership of Cinedigm, one of the nation’s largest independent distributors of digital entertainment, and Wizard World, producers of the largest Comic Con Tour in the U.S. This partnership provides an unrivaled hub of content, community and conventions across the broad spectrum of devices including Android and Mac iOS, Samsung Smart TV, Roku Players and Roku TV, the web, and mobile and tablet devices.

In addition to Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia, CONtv will be covering major upcoming Wizard World Comic Con events in major markets including Chicago, Sacramento, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Des Moines and more. A full list can be found at http://www.wizardworld.com.

Both free and VIP subscription accounts are available at CONtv.com, with CONtv VIP subscription packages providing the ultimate ad-free fan experience, access to exclusive content and first look and perks at Wizard World Comic Cons, including reserved seating and discounts.

Visit CONtv.com for more details.

Download CONtv at:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/contv/id964790508?mt=8

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jtv.contv&hl=en

https://my.roku.com/signin?next=https%3A%2F%2Fmy.roku.com%2F

About CONtv

CONtv is a new digital entertainment network devoted exclusively to the fanspace that provides audiences access to thousands of hours of content showcasing an original slate of programming, as well as an eclectic catalog of over 1,200 must-watch titles. Everything from quirky original series, elusive cult films & television shows, celebrated genre movies encompassing sci-fi, horror, fantasy, anime, grindhouse, martial arts action, to exclusive live coverage of Comic Con events nationwide, all available on-demand either in a free, ad-supported format or a subscription-based model for premium content. For more information, visit CONtv.com.

About Cinedigm

Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with thousands of physical retail storefronts and digital platforms, including Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on cable television. The company’s library of films and TV episodes encompasses award-winning documentaries from Docurama Films®, next-gen Indies from Flatiron Film Company®, acclaimed independent films and festival picks through partnerships with the Sundance Institute and Tribeca Films and a wide range of content from brand name suppliers, including National Geographic, Discovery, Scholastic, NFL, Shout Factory, Hallmark, Jim Henson and more.

Additionally, given Cinedigm’s infrastructure, technology, content and distribution expertise, the Company has rapidly become a leader in the quickly evolving over-the-top digital network business. Cinedigm’s first channel, DOCURAMA, launched in May 2014, and is currently available on iOS, Roku, Xbox and Samsung, with additional platforms currently being rolled out. Cinedigm launched CONtv, a Comic Con branded channel in partnership with WIZARD WORLD, on March 3, 2015. The Company’s third OTT channel, DOVE ENTERTAINMENT CHANNEL, will be a digital streaming subscription service targeted to families and kids seeking high quality and family friendly content approved by Dove Foundation. Adding to Cinedigm’s diversified portfolio of digital networks, in early 2015 the Company announced an OTT partnership with TV4 Entertainment and the planned launch of the BRIGHT edu-tainment OTT channel.

Cinedigm™ and Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp™ are trademarks of Cinedigm Corp. www.cinedigm.com. [CIDM-G]

About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)

Wizard World, Inc. (http://www.wizd.me/PR) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A's, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched CONtv, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM), and ComicConBox™, a premium subscription-based monthly box service. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.

The 2015 Wizard World Comic Con schedule is available at: http://www.wizd.me/PRSchedule2015.

Contacts

For CONtv:
Nicole Yavasile, (310) 694-3252
nicole_yavasile@bhimpact.com
or
Morgan Tongish, (310) 694-3129
morgan_tongish@bhimpact.com
or
Cinedigm Corporate PR:
MBC
Maggie Begley, (310) 390-0101
maggie@mbcprinc.com

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