NEW YORK, NY, – November 1, 2013 – Olive Tree is launching a channel on the Roku device. Olive Tree’s channel will host award winning, original documentaries, short films, series (coming soon), and behind the scenes content. Content will be free for November and December 2013. Starting in January 2014 documentaries and series content will be available for $0.99-$2.99, with 1/3 of the rental fee going directly to a nonprofit associated with the documentary or series content. Some content on the channel will continue to be free for viewing, including most of the short film content.
Olive Tree Pictures’ Roku Channel tells “life transforming” stories through documentaries, short films, series, and behind the scenes clips. Olive Tree Pictures (OTP) is unique in its approach – distributing high quality, original programming to the viewer with viewing fees benefiting a deserving nonprofit, the filmmaker, and finally OTP which endeavors to produce more worthy content. Olive Tree Pictures, though only 2 years old, is a cutting edge network that strives to provide ‘non-exclusive’ benefits and social media exposure for filmmakers and nonprofits. Finally, OTP has current plans in the works to provide docudrama (movies) with the common theme of life transformation.
The following “First Run” Documentaries will be featured on the OTP launch: Stigma allows the viewer to accompany filmmakers traveling the world to discover why leprosy is still a ‘stigma’. Heart of the Andes follows the efforts of the Heart Walk Foundation bringing hope and survival to the people dwelling in the Andes Mountains. The Road We Know follows a traveling youth group in Botswana that shares a celibacy message with school students in an attempt to curb the country’s AIDS epidemic. Mud and Guts follows the struggles and rewards of a nonprofit drilling for water on the island of Gonave in Haiti. Return to Honor follows the United States’ largest yearly event recognizing servicemen and women for their sacrifices for our freedom. While Women Weep follows women finding new life in Kenya despite tragedy and significant obstacles. This is My Normal tells about finding hope amid the slums of Nairobi. A Sister’s Call explores how and why a loved one can disappear into a twenty year abyss of homelessness. Technology From Heaven follows a Hollywood Pastor/Inventor who helps youth leave the streets and turns them into world-class inventors.
Roku is a set top device (similar to Apple TV) that provides channels for major media players (such as HBO, Disney, Hulu, Amazon) and smaller players like Olive Tree Pictures! 5 million Roku devices have been sold in North America since 2008 and viewers downloaded over 1 billion hours of programming on Roku devices in 2012. The market is big and growing.
Olive Tree Pictures will continue to update and add new content to its Roku channel. Expect to see an even “bigger and better” Olive Tree Roku Channel coming soon! Visit www.olivetreepictures.com/roku/ for more information.
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