Gravity


NBCU launches prodco with Harry Potter’s Heyman

NBCUniversal International Studios has created a joint venture production with Harry Potter and Gravity producer David Heyman. Heydey Television launches with a pair of series commitments from NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt. Heyman is best known for securing the rights to J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books for cinema and then producing the subsequent eight movies. […]

Ex-Shine chief resurfaces at Foundry

Former Shine Group CEO Alex Mahon has resurfaced at the head of London-based visual effects software developer The Foundry. Mahon (pictured) exited Shine after the superindie’s merger with Endemol and Core Media Group was confirmed. During her time in change of Shine, which she joined 2007 and became CEO of in July 2012, she oversaw […]

Warner Bros. films set for TVOD service

South African transactional video-on-demand service Altech Node has scored a wide-ranging feature film deal with Hollywood studio Warner Bros. South African telecoms group Altron TMT launched Altech Node in September last year as an entertainment hub, streaming server, Wi-Fi hotspot, home automation and energy management system, telephone, videophone and e-commerce platform. Content services firm Vubiquity […]

Oscars bounce drives Wuaki on-demand rentals

Streaming service Wuaki.tv has attributed a massive spike in new release rentals to Sunday’s Academy Awards. Wuaki released seven-Oscar winner Gravity on Monday and this became the site’s biggest ever rental title on its first day of release. Rentals were 273% higher than average day one new release sales. Throughout the week, Gravity has continued […]

All3Media, Shine and Starz cut Viewster OTT deals

OTT operator Viewster has cut programming deals with a raft of distributors, picking up drama series from All3Media, Shine and Starz among others, TBI has learned. The Swiss based over the top provider’s ad-supported VOD service is carried in 120 countries and the premium drama titles it has picked up are primarily for the US, […]