There is a new all-vegan streaming TV network in the block, and it's aimed to make some noise in mainstream media while driving the vegan movement forward.
It is called UnChainedTV and the platform features some plant-based cooking shows, lots of documentaries, talk shows, and breaking news. Films and TV series will also be part of the offer and they will include some thrillers, adventure, and conservation content as well as music videos by vegan artists. And what's the best part?. Everything is free of charge.
The pandemic caused an all-time high in global streaming rates, where we have more people reaching out for more engaging and thought-provoking content. At the same time, we are experiencing a growth in the public's interest in a sustainable and compassionate lifestyle.
UnChained TV unites these concepts, to work in a new era working with people interested in cruelty-free, plant-based living.
Network's founder Jane Velez-Mitchell said:
“We give viewers thought-provoking content they cannot get on mainstream television networks. We offer solutions to the world's leading problems: the climate crisis, deforestation, wildlife extinction, human hunger and human disease,”
“People who click on UnChainedTV get a window into a life-changing transformation.”
Velez-Mitchell is a well-known and award-winning journalist, that worked inside mainstream media newsrooms in the last two decades, including in New York and Los Angeles. She hosted a segment of her own on CNN Headline News (HLN) for six years.
“We have the capacity to go LIVE and have a whole slate of shows just like any mainstream cable TV network, like CNN, MSNBC, or Fox News. That's the next step as we grow our vegan network,” the entrepreneur told Plant Based News.
“Having worked in national cable television, as well as syndicated TV and local news, I know how a network runs and grows and we are going to make that happen for this lifesaving information. The technology is in place and that's the most challenging part. So, now we are ready to roll,” she continued, adding that they're building the “vegan CNN.”
Velez-Mitchell believes people are ready for change but are denied access to the information that might inspire it.
UnChainedTV was designed to act as a billboard for all eco planet-positive and animal-friendly action, to educate the viewers with the knowledge that's often hidden away and they are available across a wide range of platforms.
What's on Unchained TV?
- Breaking news
The network is doing breaking news daily. UnChainedTV's COP26 had a breaking news report on Extinction Rebellion's powerful Die-In at Glasgow. They covered issues ignored by most mainstream television networks, being a good example like the hypocrisy of serving meat at a climate summit, and all dignitaries and celebrities arriving on their own private jets to the summit.
- Cooking shows
The platform owns an award-winning plant-based cooking show, New Day New Chef. The TV series features vegan chef and entrepreneur Miyoko Schinner, the owner of dairy-free cheese brand Miyoko's Creamery.
It is 20 episodes cooking series which will include appearances from the world's top vegan chefs, such as Matthew Kenney, Chef AJ, Chef Babette Davis, The Spork Sisters, Mario Fabbri, Mollie Englehart, Ron Russell, Angela Means Kaaya, and the Master Chef Ron DeSantis.
Velez-Mitchell also hosts different cooking shows together with various plant-based celebrities. We've been seeing NBA star John Salley, Olympian Dotsie Bausch, Star Trek actor Gianna Simone, America's Next Top Model's Katie Cleary, and CSI's Jorja Fox.
SpongeBob SquarePants' Lori Alan, Downton Abbey's Lesley Nichol, Dynasty's Elaine Hendrix, Lost's Emilie de Ravin, and Beverly Hills 90210's Christine Elise join in throughout the series, along with Generation Gap's Marco Antonio Regil, Annabelle Comes to Home star Katie Sarife, punk rocker Otep, Vanderpump Rules' Billie Lee, country musician Simone Reyes, and food blogger Audrey Dunham.
Maggie Baird, billie eilish's, and Finneas' mother host a season of the show too, featuring Baird's own vegan food distribution charity.
- Iconic vegan films
Those tuning into UnChained TV will be able to watch classic vegan movies, including Earthlings, Countdown to Year Zero, The Invisible Vegan, and Vegucated. But also newer releases, such as There Was a Killing.
Viewers will be also able to find profiles from some of the world's most successful and known vegan business leaders, as well as profiles on the fittest and fastest plant-powered athletes alive.
UnChained TV is available as a free app on iPhone or Android. It's also available via Roku, Amazon Fire Stick, the Apple TV device, AndroidTV, and LG Smart TVs with WebOS.