SAN FRANCISCO, July 1, 2020 – Tubi (www.tubi.tv), a division of FOX Entertainment, today announced it will bring 30 seasons of cult phenomenon The Joy of Painting – featuring the dulcet tones of Bob Ross’ voice and tap-tapping of his two-inch brush – to its massive library on the Docurama Channel from Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM). Over 30 seasons and nearly 400 episodes will stream on Tubi by the end of July, absolutely free.
“Bob Ross and his unforgettable style make The Joy of Painting the epitome of comfort TV,” said Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer of Tubi. “Tubi is proud to be a streaming home for this timeless and beloved series.”
“The Joy of Painting has never been more popular, as evidenced by the ever-growing following and tremendous view count that Ross has garnered on social media platforms,” said Erick Opeka, President of Cinedigm Digital Networks. “We are thrilled to be working with Tubi to introduce new audiences to this iconic program.”
In 1983 along with his partners Annette and Walt Kowalski, Bob Ross launched the Joy of Painting on public television. From 1983 through 1994, Bob recorded more than 400 episodes and The Joy of Painting became and remains today, one of the most popular and well-known shows on public television. Bob’s passion for teaching and inspiring others lives on today through the thousands of instructors who teach his method around the world. For many fans, Bob Ross is the “King of ASMR,” the audio sensory meridian response that keeps people tuned in and watching his every move. He can also be found today at the forefront of an exciting and inspirational wellness movement. The Joy of Painting can be found on the Docurama Channel on Tubi.
With total view time reaching a milestone 200 million hours of content streamed in April, Tubi has over 20,000 movies and television shows from nearly every major Hollywood studio. The service gives fans of films and television programs an easy way to discover new content that is available completely free.
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