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AT&T digital chief to lead Chernin’s Otter as CEO

US-based digital media investments firm Otter Media has appointed a new CEO, who will transfer down from shareholder AT&T. Tony Goncalves has been appointed to the role having consulted with the business since its inception in 2014. Otter has been looking for a new chief since president Sarah Harden became CEO of Hello Sunshine, a […]

Chernin-backed Otter buys up Fullscreen & Ellation

Online content companies Fullscreen and Ellation are now a fully owned subsidiary of web video venture Otter Media. Both already counted the AT&T and Chernin Group joint venture Otter as their majority shareholders. Six-year-old Fullscreen, which operates channels such as The Fine Bros (pictured) is known as the biggest multichannel network group, and briefly operated […]

Fullscreen to shut down SVOD service

Fullscreen Media is due to shut down its Fullscreen subscription video-on-demand service in January 2018. In an email to staff, Fullscreen founder and CEO George Strompolos said that despite its momentum the company had made the difficult decision to close its SVOD service in order to prioritise spending elsewhere. “We came to the conclusion that […]

Mattel & Fullscreen launch video network

Mattel has announced a partnership with Fullscreen to launch Fullscreen Family, a “brand-safe video network”. The partners will also create a Hot Wheels-focused digital content innovation team, which will allow Fullscreen’s content creators to use Hot Wheels iconography. Through Fullscreen Family, the partners will focus on creating content that engages a generation of digital-first consumers […]

Ex-Netflix exec joins Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. Digital Networks (WBDN) has expanded with a trio of hires, including hiring a former Netflix original content exec. Eric Besner, Greg Salter and Katie Soo have all joined the Warner Bros. Entertainment division, reporting to executive VP of WBDN Jay Levine. Besner has been named senior VP of business development, working on a […]

Fullscreen launches on Roku

US over-the-top service, Fullscreen, has launched on Roku streaming devices in the states. Youth-focused Fullscreen, which costs US$5.99 per-month, is already available on Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS and Android devices and via web browsers. Roku users will now be able to access Fullscreen originals like Shane and Friendswith Shane Dawson, Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig, and Psychobabblewith Tyler […]

Keshet Digital grows with ex-Endemol, Fullscreen hires

Sebastian Burkhardt’s Keshet Digital has hired execs in London and LA. The digital arm of Keshet International (KI) has brought on digital content veteran Pasa Mustafa in London as creative director, and Heather Brewster in LA as VP of development. Both will report to Burkhardt, KI’s senior VP, digital and acquisitions. Burkhardt leads digital content […]

Vevo poaches Fullscreen’s McGurn

Music video streaming service Vevo has brought in Kevin McGurn, with the digital exec joining from MCN group Fullscreen. At Vevo, which is backed by some of the music majors, he will be chief sales officer. He joins from Fullscreen where he was head of sales. He has also worked at Shazam and was SVP, […]

Chernin’s OTT firm hires Parks from Fullscreen

Otter Media has hired Billy Parks as its content chief. The new recruit joins from streaming channel specialist Fullscreen Media, which is majority owned by Otter. Otter is a joint venture between media veteran Peter Chernin’s Chernin Media and telco giant AT&T, and was formed to exploit opportunities in the OTT space. As executive VP […]

AT&T launches OTT service DirecTV Now

AT&T will launch its much-anticipated OTT TV service DirecTV Now tomorrow, along with two other streaming options – FreeVIEW and Fullscreen. DirecTV Now, which like rival service Sling TV from Dish Network is intended to appeal to cord-cutters, will offer four packages with a starting price of US$35 for 60 channels, branded as ‘Live a […]

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