George Strompolos

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 […]

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 […]

Fullscreen rebrands and reorganises

Chernin Media and AT&T-backed multichannel network Fullscreen has reorganised and created specific online talent, original video and branded content units. The wider company has changed from Fullscreen Inc. to Fullscreen Media. Sitting within in that the Fullscreen Creator Network will house content from the MCN’s vloggers and online talent. Fullscreen Entertainment will cover original programming […]

Easton Ellis SVOD original for debuting Fullscreen

An original series from author Bret Easton Ellis will topline the original series set for Fullscreen’s SVOD platform, which launches today. The Deleted marks the writer’s directorial debut. The thriller series follows the disappearance of three seemingly unconnected people, which triggers paranoia amongst a group of young people who had escaped a cult several years […]

Fullscreen hires former Hulu CEO

Former Hulu interim CEO Andy Forssell is joining MCN Fullscreen as COO. After leaving Hulu in 2013, where he was interim CEO after a long spell as senior VP of content and distribution, he had been chief executive of digital content creation firm ShowYou. He will now join Fullscreen to oversee day-to-day operations, reporting to […]

Fullscreen buys digital studio

Youth-skewed multichannel network Fullscreen has acquired digital studio and content creator Rooster Teeth. The deal, financial terms of which were not disclosed, will help Fullscreen “accelerate its expansion with Rooster Teeth’s large audience and content production capabilities, both live and animated”, the firm said in a statement. As part of the deal, Fullscreen will support […]