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YouTube, Vice, Maker and more for MIP Digital Fronts

Digital platforms and content companies including YouTube, Vice, and Maker Studios will be in Cannes for the MIP Digital Fronts. They will be joined by Dailymotion, AwesomenessTV, Collective Digital Studio, Machinima, New Form Digital, Screen Australia, and Vox Media at the second version of the event, which sees digital specialists showcase their wares. Screenings will […]

New players set for MIP Digital Fronts

The second MIP Digital Fronts will include the likes of AwesomenessTV, Collective Digital Studio and New Form Digital. Machinima, Screen Australia and Vox Media will also present their latest digital content wares at the event, which debuted last year during MIPTV. This year’s event, which runs from April 15-16 in the Cannes’ Palais des Festivals, […]

Duck Dynasty producer launches YouTube prodco

Former Duck Dynasty co-executive producer Hank Stepleton is partnering with the co-founders of multichannel network Machinima to create a digital production and marketing studio. Stepleton, his younger brother Luke Stepleton and Angelo Pullen have hooked up with YouTube personalities Adam Montoya (aka SeaNanners) and Tom Cassell heSyndicateProject (TheSyndicateProjec) to create 3BlackDot. The company was “created […]

News brief: Warner Bros. close to Machinima investment

Hollywood studio Warner Bros. is leading a round of funding that will see US$18 million sunk into YouTube gamer-related content channel Machinima, according to several US reports. Existing Machinima investors including Google are also understood to contributing to the new funding. Google led an earlier funding round in 2012 that raised US$35 million. The Wall […]

Microsoft announces Xbox One launch partners

Microsoft has announced the “first wave” of launch partners for its new Xbox One games console, including Netflix, Eurosport and Machinima. In Europe, where Microsoft is due to launch the Xbox One on November 22, the firm announced content partners for seven countries – Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain and the UK. Videogame themed […]

Base79 trebles online video views

Base79, the UK-based network for video creators, content owners and brands, reached 92 million unique viewers globally in September – triple the number of views from the same time last year. The figure, taken from Comscore’s Worldwide YouTube partner report, puts Base79 ahead of other multichannel networks such as Machinima and Rightster, Base79 claims. The […]

Machinima looking for funding to boost originals slate

Videogame-focused online video network Machinima is reportedly looking to raise a new round of funding after hiring financial advisors Allen & Co. According to an All Things D report, Machinima is aiming for a “mega-round” of financing that could reach the “US$70 million-plus” range, in order spend more money licensing original shows. It is also […]

Microsoft’s Halo show launching internationally

Content Television is launching Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, a live-action drama based on the computer games franchise, internationally. The show is produced by Microsoft Studios and 343 Industries and was unveiled at Comic-Con last year. Content Television has now secured worldwide distribution rights across broadcast, online, VOD and home entertainment platforms, with the exception […]