Greg Diefenbach


‘Digital natives should replace ‘Millennials’

The CEO of British factual prodco Barcroft Media has warned delegates here in Cannes focusing on the term ‘Millennial’ is “totally useless”, as the phrase is effectively a “panic button” with no unified meaning for producers. Sam Barcroft said on a panel session at MIPDoc yesterday producers and broadcasters were better off using the phrase ‘digital natives’ […]

XiveTV: at the factual frontier

John Hendricks will not have the factual streaming space to himself with CuriosityStream, with industry veterans Greg Diefenbach and Thomas Lucas launching an ad-supported, doc-based internet channel in February, XiveTV. XiveTV is the brainchild of Alliant Content, the distributor and content company founded by producers and factual industry veterans Greg Diefenbach (PBS’s Empires) and Thomas […]

Factual vets launch CuriosityStream OTT rival

Another documentary-focused over-the-top service is hitting the video streaming market. XiveTV promises more than 2,000 hours of factual programming via platforms such as Hulu, YouTube, Amazon and iOS and Android apps. Its launch yesterday preceded the entrance of John Hendricks’ CuriosityStream SVOD platform, which goes live on March 18. Xive – pronounced ‘zive’ – is […]