OVEE is a shared media viewing experience – a powerful way to reach, connect and engage with audiences. OVEE stands for Online Viewing and Engagement Experience.

Created by ITVS and funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), OVEE combines quality HD media and livestream content with the community-building conversation of social media in a single-screen experience.

Through OVEE, filmmakers, educators, public media stations and other partners create online screenings that bring together fans, students, subject experts and special guests to watch streaming media and chat live in a virtual theater. The OVEE chat enables them to discuss the topic, share resources, and ask questions of panelists and experts featured in the video.

How does OVEE impact audiences?
  • OVEE fosters civic engagement
  • OVEE promotes dialogue
  • OVEE mobilizes geographically-dispersed audiences
  • OVEE expands learning opportunities
  • OVEE provides access to experts and thought leaders
Past topics have included: Elections, Civil Rights, Homelessness, Education, National & International Policy, Health, and Arts & Culture.

Our early adopters include filmmakers Rory Kennedy and Dan Krauss, journalists Nicholas Kristof and Gwen Ifill, actors Geena Davis and Connie Shulman, and astronaut Shannon Lucid.

Check out the recent CMSI study on OVEE's impact potential here.

To check out our upcoming screenings, visit the OVEE event calendar

Interested in creating your own OVEE event? Contact us

Already a partner? See our resources to help you host OVEE events at Plan Events