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New launches for Endemol Shine’s ICON MCN

Endemol Shine Beyond has launched an Asian version of its lifestyle-focused ICON YouTube channel. ICON Asia will air local fashion, travel, lifestyle and beauty content and will sit alongside Endemol’s ICON Network counterparts in the UK, US, France and Germany. The online channel will be launched out of Endemol Shine Beyond’s Asia hub in Singapore […]

Going (digital) native

Why are television’s biggest groups spending millions of dollars on YouTube talent-focused multichannel networks? Jesse Whittock speaks with key players to build a picture of this emerging ecosystem and identify where the digital dollars are coming from. Research released this summer suggested the top 100 YouTube multichannel networks are worth nearly US$10 billion, with the […]

Endemol Beyond USA, Barcroft go OTT

Digital-first businesses Endemol Beyond USA and Barcroft Media have launched separate direct-to-consumer video platforms. Endemol Beyond USA, part of the Endemol Shine Group, has partnered with TV tech firm Piksel to create its owned-and-operated platform, GetBeyond.US. UK-based Barcroft has also launched its own free-to-watch platform, Barcroft.TV, which will focus on ‘the amazing side of life’. […]

Endemol Shine UK buys animation prodco

Endemol Shine UK has taken a controlling stake in the animation company behind digital comedy series Simon’s Cat (pictured). The company, also called Simon’s Cat, will sit within the Endemol Beyond UK premium online channels and distribution group. Simon Torfield launched Simon’s Cat in 2008 as a platform for the Simon’s Cat brand, and the […]

Endemol Beyond hires for new regional hub

Endemol Shine Group’s digital division, Endemol Beyond, is opening up a new hub in Asia. The production and distribution group has recruited Christopher Smith to run the new Singapore-based operation and he joins from media agency Mindshare. The Asian hub will make Asia-skewed versions of Endemol Beyond digital formats, starting with a local version of […]

Endemol Beyond to debut slate at MIPTV

Endemol Shine Group’s premium online channels arm, Endemol Beyond, is to showcase its programming to buyers for the first time next week at MIPTV. Endemol Beyond will be on the Endemol Shine Group stand selling properties such as Michelle Phan (pictured) vehicle Icon, animated series Simon’s Cat, physical endurance show People Are Awesome and French […]

Endemol Beyond launches online channel

Endemol’s digital division has teamed up with YouTube beauty and fashion expert Michelle Phan to launch Icon, a new online channel. Content from the new Endemol Beyond unit will be available in the US and UK on YouTube as well as via Dailymotion, Roku, Pluto TV and connected TV and social media platforms. The channel will […]

Foxtel conjures up Presto online movie service

Australia’s Foxtel will launch an online subscription movie streaming service. Presto will be priced at A$24.99 (US$23.56) per month and offer the movies pay platform Foxtel has on licence at that time. This will include films from MGM, NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, Roadshow Films, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros. […]