SOURCE: Salem Web Network

Salem Web Network

December 02, 2014 13:37 ET

GodTube.com and GodVine.com Partner With YEKRA to Bring Feature-Length Faith Films to Audiences Online

RICHMOND, VA--(Marketwired - Dec 2, 2014) - GodVine.com and GodTube.com, the leading providers of Christian video content online, are pleased to announce a new partnership with YEKRA, the revolutionary digital film distribution platform that allows any site, social media profile or digital property to host a VOD and EST movie theater experience.

GodTube.com and GodVine.com represent the largest Christian video viewing audience online and is part of Salem Web Network, the online division of Salem Communications Corporation, a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider and publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and conservative opinion content, and make up the largest viewing audience of online Christian video.

The GodTube.com and GodVine.com Theaters provide a collection of family and faith-friendly movies for rent or purchase from within the websites. Movies can also be given as gifts through each of the Theaters. Current videos live on the sites include popular inspirational films such as Dolphin Tale, March of the Penguins, and Happy.

This exciting new partnership with YEKRA now makes it easier for Christian filmmakers and studios to reach a much larger global audience regardless of advertising budgets or local theatre limitations.

"The same integrity and care that our staff uses to curate videos is also used to bring uplifting full-feature length videos to our audience," said Stacie Marshall, Brand Manager of GodVine.com and GodTube.com. "We are excited to connect brilliant filmmakers and production companies with an audience who will be moved by their work and help get the word out about these remarkable Christian films."

"As the industry's largest Christian video viewing audience online, GodTube and GodVine are powerful partners for Yekra," said Lee Waterworth, CEO, YEKRA. "Our mutual dedication to connecting Christian content creators with targeted audiences around the world while reducing the need for them to raise advertising expenditures makes it even more exciting for everyone all around."

To learn more about GodVine and GodTube or to view their new channels live, please visit www.GodVine.com and www.GodTube.com

To learn more about YEKRA, and how the innovative platform can be used to share a film with the world, please visit www.YEKRA.com. To learn more about the YEKRA Theater or to arrange a demonstration, please contact demo@yekra.com.

About YEKRA

YEKRA (www.yekra.com) is a revolutionary digital distribution and marketing engine for films that's rethinking the way we connect content with audience. We work with studios, distributors, and independent filmmakers alike to expand the reach and impact of any film by opening up new channels and pathways to audiences worldwide. We believe in good films -- from independent gems and niche documentaries to major studio favorites -- and we believe in getting them seen. With our traveling technology and targeted audience-building tools, we're decentralizing the old distribution model. We place films front and center with interested audiences via the sites they trust and frequent. YEKRA was founded as the nexus for millions of viewers and promoters rallying behind the cerebral documentary Thrive: What On Earth Will It Take? in 2011 by Lee and Sonya Waterworth. The company is based in Los Angeles, CA.

About Salem Communications

Salem Communications Corporation is America's leading Christian and conservative multi-media corporation, with media properties comprising radio, digital media and book, magazine and newsletter publishing. Each day Salem serves a loyal and dedicated audience of listeners and readers numbering in the millions nationally. With its unique programming focus, Salem provides compelling content, fresh commentary and relevant information from some of the most respected figures across the media landscape.

The company, through its Salem Radio Group, is the largest commercial U.S. radio broadcasting company providing Christian and conservative programming. Salem owns and operates 104 local radio stations, with 63 stations in the top 25 media markets. Salem Radio Network ("SRN") is a full-service national radio network, with nationally syndicated programs comprising Christian teaching and talk, conservative talk, news, and music. SRN is home to many industry-leading hosts including: Bill Bennett, Mike Gallagher, Hugh Hewitt, Michael Medved, Dennis Prager and Janet Mefferd.

Salem New Media is a powerful source of Christian and conservative themed news, analysis, and commentary. Salem's Christian sites include: Christianity.com®, BibleStudyTools.com, GodTube.com, GodVine.com, WorshipHouseMedia.com and OnePlace.com. Considered by many to be a consolidation of the conservative news and opinion sector's most influential brands, Salem's conservative sites include Townhall.com®, HotAir.com, Twitchy.com, Human Events.com and Red State.com.

Salem's Regnery Publishing unit, with a 65-year history, remains the nation's leading publisher of conservative books. Having published many of the seminal works of the early conservative movement, Regnery today continues as the dominant publisher in the conservative space, with leading authors including: Ann Coulter, Dinesh D'Souza, Newt Gingrich, David Limbaugh, Michelle Malkin and Mark Steyn. Salem's book publishing business also includes Xulon Press™, a leading provider of self-publishing services for Christian and conservative authors.

Salem Publishing™ publishes Christian and conservative magazines including Homecoming®, YouthWorker Journal™, The Singing News, Preaching and Townhall Magazine™.

Salem Communications also owns Eagle Financial Publications and Eagle Wellness. Eagle Financial Publications provide market analysis and specific investment advice for individual investors from seasoned financial experts Mark Skousen, Nicholas Vardy, Chris Versace and Doug Fabian. Eagle Wellness provides practical health advice and is a trusted source for nutritional supplements from one of the country's leading complementary health physicians.