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New on VidAngel: 8/1 – 8/7

Calling all Sci-Fi lovers! Here’s a brand new show for you to enjoy!

We’ve also added more seasons to a couple of shows:

  

And here are a couple of new movies, also:

     

And something brand new that we’re excited to bring to you:

Let’s not forget our awesome Dry Bar Comedians! We’ve added two more for you this week. Our new season is coming up in less than a month, so take some time to get caught up here:

   

If you have any feedback for us or questions we can help you with, please send us an email at support@vidangel.com. We’re always happy to help!

Happy filtering!

More Ways to Connect!

Hi VidAngel Fans,

We’re excited to announce that we’ve got three new ways for our subscribers to connect and filter. You can now enjoy and filter content from Starz, Showtime, and CBS All Access through Amazon Prime Video Channels.

All three of these premium channels have special pricing available on Amazon until July 28th, so now is the perfect time to subscribe and enjoy! 

Starz customers will be able to filter dozens of titles on VidAngel including Outlander (all four seasons!), Venom, Spider-Man Homecoming, and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

If you’re not signed up for Starz through Amazon, click here to get started. 

If you’re like us, you’ve been giddy to see The Twilight Zone for a while now. Well the wait is over! In addition to The Twilight Zone, CBS All Access customers will be able to filter great shows like Star Trek: Discovery (will be posted within a couple days), Blue Bloods, and many others (including Star Trek: Picard when it comes out in a few months).

Since many of these shows are new to us, our Filter Team is working like crazy to catch us up, so if there’s a show you’re excited to see, head to our website and vote on what we should filter next (to vote, just search for the title you’d like to see and click the “request filters” button).

If you’re not signed up for CBS All Access through Amazon, click here to get started. Important note: you’ll need the commercial free version to be able to connect to VidAngel.

Last but not least, Showtime customers can now filter popular shows like Billions (which was one of our most requested titles), Baby Driver, I Feel Pretty, Adrift, Den of Thieves, and many more.

Alright, guys. This should keep you busy for the weekend. Don’t worry, though. We’re not done yet. Keep an eye out in the coming weeks for more exciting announcements.

Happy Filtering,

Team VidAngel

New Titles July 18-24

We’ve got a couple new movies that are ready for you to enjoy this week.

 

We’ve also added a new season for Grimm and a couple new shows that we hope you’ll be able to enjoy.

  

And, so you don’t forget to add some extra boosts to your happiness meter, check out these new Dry Bar specials!

Thanks for using VidAngel! Hope you have a great week enjoying your movies and shows!

VidAngel: Now Providing Sunday Naps for Parents

As a father of 4 girls under the age of 5, my world needs a streaming platform that I can trust my little ones to enjoy while I grab a desperately needed 30 min Sunday nap. VidAngel is solving this problem, beginning with the release of Owlegories.

Owlegories is an amazing, animated series that follows a group of student owls on their adventures learning about nature, faith, and God. And my kids LOVE it…and I can TRUST it while I grab a nap.

I know my girls LOVE Owlegories because they now request “the owls”…even over Veggietales. And my wife and I are better parents because we get the much-needed Sunday nap without having to screen everything our girls watch.

This is the beginning of our effort to give parents of little children a break from the relentless needs of being a great parent without sacrificing your kids.

What features would help you give your kids a controlled TV experience that both you and they can enjoy? Let us know how we can continue to improve VidAngel for youngsters.

VidAngel Buys Disney

Update: April Fools!

 

Struggling film studio The Walt Disney Company announced plans to be acquired by media juggernaut VidAngel Inc. after weeks of closed-door negotiations. Disney, whose quirky indie properties “Star Wars” and “Marvel Cinematic Universe” failed to expand beyond their cult followings, threw in the towel after years of poor financial performance.

 

“Sometimes you have to know when to quit,” said Disney CEO Bob Iger in a prepared statement, noting that the company’s recent expansion into theme parks had proved even more calamitous than its work in film.

 

The deal comes as no surprise to analysts, who long anticipated Disney’s inability to compete with streaming behemoth VidAngel.

 

Indeed, Disney filed suit last year, claiming that its financial prospects would be “irreparably harmed” by the much-larger VidAngel. Similar arguments were made by Disney’s co-plaintiffs, the struggling family-run studio Warner Bros., and low-budget independent studio Twentieth Century Fox, whose financial woes have prevented it from updating its name for the 21st century.

 

The lawsuit proved to be too little, too late for the cash-strapped Disney, thanks in large part to its bungling of the fast-growing online filtering market.

 

“We thought we understood filtering customers,” Iger told reporters Saturday. “We argued in court that they wanted a filtering option that can’t add new movies, doesn’t offer HD or 4K, and can’t work on Apple TV, FireTV, Roku, Chromecast, Playstation, Xbox, smart TVs, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, HBO, Showtime, or iTunes.”

 

“It turns out they wanted to filter movies,” added Iger. “You live and you learn.”

 

Prior to accepting VidAngel’s acquisition offer, Disney’s dire financial straits had forced the studio to begin making movies using only a computer, resulting in such box office duds as Zootopia, Inside Out, and Frozen, Disney’s greatest failure to date.

 

A Disney representative declined to comment on the selling price of the company, though sources close to the deal report a price tag easily north of $1,000.

 

Cinderella Castle
In retrospect, Iger conceded that building a full-scale castle had been “wildly impractical.”

 

UPDATE: Read VidAngel’s and Disney’s Appeal Briefs to the Ninth Circuit

Legal BattleJustice in the United States court system requires patience (this battle could take years to resolve), but we are trying to keep everyone up-to-date on the progress of the fight to #savefiltering. Here is our report on the appeal to the Ninth Circuit:

December 12th, 2016 - Judge Birotte issues a Preliminary Injunction. You can read the ruling here.
January 11th, 2017 - VidAngel files its Opening Brief on Appeal to the Ninth District Court. The introduction starts at page 17. 
February 8th, 2017 - Disney filed its response (including Disney's standard manipulative mud slinging)

February 22nd, 2017 - VidAngel files its final reply before the Ninth Circuit hearing. 

VidAngel’s mission is to ensure families everywhere have the option to filter content as they wish. The future of filtering is in good hands because these appeals are being argued by Peter K. Stris, who has been to the Supreme Court 7 times.

There is a lot to digest, but we feel that the final two paragraphs of our most recent brief sum it up well:

"Although the public interest in filtering is strong and Congressionally sanctioned, the injunction robbed the public of any viable means to filter. VidAngel is shut down; ClearPlay no longer functions for [streaming] new releases; and the Studios have scared everyone else away.

"According to the Studios, the relevant public interest is in 'upholding copyright protections.' The Studios have confused themselves with the public. The actual public has no interest in seeing America’s only commercially and technologically viable filtering company destroyed through an unnecessary preliminary injunction. The legal questions in this case are as complex and novel as they are important. If the Studios prevail, they will be entitled to damages. If VidAngel prevails, they will not. In either case, there will be a final judgment that 'upholds copyright protections.'"
Now we are just waiting to know when we will get a hearing. We will continue to keep you up to date.