Back in September of 2015 the Dove Channel was first launched to provide conscientious entertainment online, and the channel has now grown into one of the largest libraries for faith-based and family-friendly content with hundreds of films, children’s programs, documentaries and television episodes available for streaming. Recently, they have taken on a timely project with a new original series, “Frankly Faraci.”
Parents know all too well how difficult it can be to provide both quality and wholesome entertainment for the whole family. Our culture is inundated with subject material that violates the values of many. That is why the Dove Channel was launched as a digital streaming subscription service especially for families seeking high quality and family-friendly content. The Dove Channel was developed for those “who want to make informed choices when selecting entertainment… Dove Channel provides a safe walled-garden with hundreds of movies and TV Series that reflect the time-honored standards of The Dove Foundation, known for its trusted Faith & Family Dove Seals of Approval” (dovechannel.com/about-us).
You can visit dovechannel.com to browse the plethora of available free videos for instant streaming. Or full memberships are only $4.99 per month to access the entire library. Plus, content can be viewed across most digital devices including: Roku, through Amazon Video, your favorite web browser, of the Dove Channel app for both Apple iOS and Android devices. And perhaps best of all, as members, parents can utilize a customization viewing tool to tailor their accounts to fit their own personal tastes and preferences.
The new show
“Frankly Faraci” is a new original series by Dove Channel and Cinedigm which “highlights well-known personalities in entertainment, music, sports, business, and politics whose faith drives them to do the extraordinary… For everyone who is looking to be uplifted and inspired… welcome home” (franklyfaraci.com).
The host, journalist Matthew Faraci, brings viewers into friendly and honest conversations with high-profile and inspirational figures around the world who are doing good things in the world. This is a very unique talk show that many will find interesting and refreshing. It is certainly a different way of conducting interviews than most are probably used to, and it turns the tropes of sensational media on its head as Faraci seeks to discuss sincere passions and true purpose rather than focusing on drama, scandal and gossip. As President of Inspire Buzz, a marketing agency promoting family-friendly entertainment, Faraci wants to celebrate stories of faith and hope with the whole family.
In the premiere episode, Faraci interviews the legendary musical group, The Piano Guys, and discusses the fascinating circumstances that led to the formation of the troupe, the inspiration for their truly unique music videos filmed at exotic locations around the world and how their faith impacts everything they do. The Piano Guys first hit the scene in 2010 as a YouTube phenomenon with their beautiful classical meets contemporary crossover compositions filmed at breathtaking sites around the world. In fact, the group hopes to be the first musical group to play in space and have already received an invitation from NASA. The Guys are named after a music store in St. George, Utah, where the group was founded and consist of pianist Jon Schmidt, cellist Steven Sharp Nelson, videographer Paul Anderson, and studio technician Al van der Beek. You can see more of their work and find their tour schedule at thepianoguys.com.
Other interviews this season include: the hit sketch comedy crew Studio C, YouTube sensations Daniel and Lincoln Markham, former NFL Linebacker Bryan Schwartz and his wife Diane, hip-hop artist Propaganda, and many more.
New episodes premiere weekly with a running time of just over 20 minutes long. You can view the first episode with The Piano Guys at: youtube.com/embed/b-NbyesYfuo
Or visit franklyfaraci.com for more videos and faith-focused content.
Finley is a doctoral student researching Organizational Leadership. He can be reached at: [email protected]