Indigenous Media

China’s Tencent picks up 60 Second Docs

China’s Tencent has picked up short-form documentary series 60 Second Docs from Indigenous Media. 60 Second Docs, a series of premium, short-form documentaries, has become a global media brand with distribution deals across linear and digital channels. Averaging 15 million views per episode, it is one of the top performing series on Facebook and connects […]

Ex-Weinstein, NBCU execs join US digital prodco

Indigenous Media, the digital producer backed by ITV, has hired executive VPs from The Weinstein Company and NBCUniversal. Culver City-based Indigeous plans to expand its production and development slate next year, and as such has hired Dan Fast, who was director of scripted television at War & Peace prodco Weinstein, as executive VP, development. Maira […]

ITV buys into parent-focused MCN

UK broadcaster ITV has acquired a stake in Channel Mum, which is billed as the first YouTube network for mothers. This comes soon after analysts criticised a perceived lack of investment in the multichannel network space at ITV, which is different to other European broadcast groups such as MTG, RTL and ProSiebenSat.1 that have spent […]

ITV, WPP back new Avnet digital producer

UK broadcaster ITV and advertising giant WPP are the main investors in Indigenous Media, a digital production group from filmmakers Jon and Jake Avnet and Rodridgo Garcia. For ITV, the launch comes less than a week after it invested in New York-based digital prodco Believe Entertainment Group, while WPP has had a major effect on […]