Comic Con Network CONtv Attracts Thousands of New Registered Users During Convention Debut at Wizard World Comic Con Las Vegas

With 60% conversion rate in Las Vegas, digital channel’s registered audience to continue to increase at upcoming pop culture events scheduled in major cities including Minneapolis, Philadelphia, and more

LOS ANGELES--()--Now live with thousands of hours of programming including original content, the OTT streaming network CONtv announced today that its official convention debut at Wizard World Comic Con Las Vegas successfully generated thousands of new registered users.

“Wizard World attendees are at the core of the CONtv audience”

“Wizard World attendees are at the core of the CONtv audience,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO. “The ability to interact with them directly at our more than two dozen shows is critical in exposing the brand to this natural fanbase, and in learning about what they want from CONtv. It’s for the fans, by the fans!”

During the Con, CONtv was an integral part of convention programming, including:

  • Panel & Screening of the newest season of the fan-favorite series “MY MORPHING LIFE” with Jason David Frank
  • Panel & Screening with star Kevin Sorbo of part one of CONtv’s first-ever exclusive film, MYTHICA: A QUEST FOR HEROES and a sneak peak of part two, MYTHICA: THE DARKSPORE
  • Live demos of the service from the show floor at the CONtv booth
  • CONtv launch party at The LINQ Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Promenade, including Wizard World Drink & Draw comic book artists and a free concert featuring the band Critical Hit
  • Attendees who downloaded the app on their cell phones or tablets received discounts from over 60 merchants at the convention and free collectibles, including stickers, pins, and other assorted CONtv premiums

Catering to the enormous and avid Comic Con audience, CONtv currently boasts 2,500 hours of original programming, curated films and TV episodes, and exclusive Comic Con panel coverage from dozens of annual nationwide conventions, with new panel programming added weekly as additional CONs take place. Spanning star studded panels with pop culture heroes such as William Shatner (“Star Trek”), Lou Ferrigno (“The Incredible Hulk”), Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Bruce Campbell (The Evil Dead, the forthcoming series “Ash vs Evil Dead”), to the best in cosplay, creator workshops, Con after hours events, and more, CONtv is the only service to offer Comic Con event coverage alongside premium feature film, television and original programming.

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 Las Vegas, CONtv will be covering major upcoming Wizard World Comic Con events in major markets including Chicago, Sacramento, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Des Moines and more. A full list can be found at

Both free and VIP subscription accounts are available at, 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.

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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

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. [CIDM-G]

About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)

Wizard World, Inc. ( 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&As, 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:


For CONtv:
Nicole Yavasile, (310) 694-3252
Morgan Tongish, (310) 694-3129
Cinedigm Corporate PR:
Maggie Begley, (310) 390-0101

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