News round-up: Freida reveals Michael Stevenson doc; HBO preps Mendes & Iannucci comedy; Ryan Reynolds’ FuboTV deal

Freida reveals Michael Stevenson doc Freida Films, the London-based prodco launched in 2020 by Amelia O’Loughlin, has started production on its first feature length documentary. An Ode To Cinema is being produced in association with 21 Filmworks and will document the life of industry veteran Michael Stevenson. It will feature Stevenson as he shares untold, behind-the-scenes-stories […]

Discovery and fuboTV sign multi-year deal

Discovery and fuboTV have announced a new, multi-year carriage agreement that will bring 13 Discovery networks to fuboTV’s live TV streaming service in the coming weeks. The deal extends the strategic relationship between the companies that began with the former Scripps Networks Interactive (acquired by Discovery) and included carriage of their five networks including HGTV […]

FuboTV and Viacom agree OTT carriage deal

FuboTV and Viacom have agreed a carriage deal that will see Viacom’s nine core media networks launch on FuboTV’s live TV streaming service. BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Paramount Network, TV Land and VH1 will all be included in FuboTV’s base package, Fubo. An expanded selection of Viacom channels will also be […]

Sky invests in US sports OTT service fuboTV

Sky has invested US$6 million in US-based sports streaming service fuboTV, in its latest move to back “innovative start-up companies”. Launched in January 2015, fuboTV offers a premium, over-the-top bundle of sports TV channels and claims to be the second-largest aggregator of linear OTT sports content in the US. The company has US distribution deals with […]