Kesila Childers

Vimeo kills SVOD plan

Vimeo has killed the long-gestating plan to launch a subscription VOD service, and axed its content development team as a result. The IAC-owned video-sharing site had previously said it wanted to “follow in the footsteps of Netflix”, but those aspirations are now over. “Vimeo has confirmed that it has decided not to proceed in offering […]

Vimeo staffs up for content and originals push

Vimeo has made a trio of hires as it pushes into original programming, coproductions and premium drama acquisitions, bringing on execs from Paramount, Hulu and Bunim Murray, TBI understands. The video service has already said it is keen to “follow in the footsteps” of Netflix, and wants a Vimeo SVOD service stocked with premium programming and […]

Banijay poaches Endemol exec for digital

Banijay-backed US prodco Bunim/Murray has poached John P. Roberts from Endemol for a new digital role. At Bunim/Murray, Roberts will be chief digital officer, running the BMP Digital division. The producer has also upped Kesila Childers from director to vice president, reporting to Roberts. Roberts joined Endemol in June 2012 and was senior VP digital […]