Thursday, October 22, 2015 Channel Launches Worldwide On iOS, Android And Roku ​celebrates ​diversity in filmmaking by showcasing the work of exciting independent filmmakers and actors of color, from across the African Diaspora. F​rom dramas, thrillers, comedies and documentaries from the US, the UK, France and Cuba, to the exclusive OTT worldwide streaming premiere of rare, restored South African classics from the apartheid era— b​​is the go­to destination for discovery of the best in black cinema entertainment.

In making the announcement, Founder Moore said, “We are pleased to be partnering with B​IGSTAR, ​to feature content from filmmakers of color, to promote and support diversity in filmmaking. W​e are thrilled to be working with BIGSTAR’​s experienced curation and tech team, to bring the channel to a worldwide audience.”

Powered by BIGSTAR,​ the b​ channel is a movies on­demand Advertiser Supported Video­On­Demand (AVOD) and Subscription Video­On­Demand (SVOD) channel. Specializing in independent, international black cinema, movies will be available for instant streaming worldwide.

BIGSTAR Founder & CEO Xavi Dalmau noted, “We are excited about bringing together B​IGSTAR’​s OTT custom platform and content curation expertise to b​lackfilm.c​om’s well­ respected brand, and to launch another niche ­channel focused on delivering diverse and quality content to a global audience.”

Users can download the b​ App from the Google Play store, iTunes and Roku. The b​ ​channel i​s now available for viewing on iPad tablets, iPhones, Android phones & tablets and on Roku. Coming soon users will be able to also watch on the web at w​​as well as an array of Smart TV’s.

About b​ ­​ is an online resource which links the Black Film Community while cultivating national and international audiences interested in their work. The site provides a forum for filmmakers, scholars and organizations to present information and promote artistic expression. In addition to its online presence, publishes a newsletter filled with filmmaker resources, and presents a national film screening series that showcased the works of independent filmmakers of color. Since its inception in 1997, the series has brought groundbreaking films to audiences that might not have otherwise been available. The film series screens at the Lincoln Center in NY, the Writer’s Guild of America in LA, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Rialto Center in Atlanta, the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation in D.C. and the African­-American Museum in Detroit.

About B​IGSTAR: ­ B​IGSTAR Movies was launched in 2007 and operates over a dozen different brands such as BIGSTAR Movies, Queer Cinema, Film Festival Favorites and Foreign Film Favorites, among others. Its streaming technology has been deployed to over 17 different platforms and over 90+ apps. Leading the way in Independent Movie OTT distribution, B​IGSTAR continues to expand its global audience by partnering with content owners and strategic alliances worldwide.

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