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Red Bull & Beta Film pick up first network partner for JV series

Red Bull and Beta Film have partnered with the first network, Germany’s ARD/Degeto, for the ambitious cross-territory football series The Net. At MIPTV this April Red Bull Media House and Beta Film launched a  proposition for a joint venture series that will be set in five separate territories for eight episodes each. Series from each […]

Vivendi units team up with Red Bull production outfit

Vivendi’s production arm Studiocanal and sister company Universal Music Group has formed a co-development partnership with Red Bull-owned Terra Mater Film Studios (The Ivory Game, Mindgamers) as the first step in a global initiative by Vivendi and Red Bull to maximise the value of their combined assets. Projects developed from the deal, which was announced […]

Red Bull keeps Servus on air after u-turn

Red Bull-owned channel Servus TV will continue to operate, despite the announcement earlier this week that that the Austrian net was closing. The channel is loss-making, but the closure was, according to local press, driven by channel founder Dietrich Mateschitz’s disgruntlement at staff plans to form a work council. The decision has now been reversed […]

Comcast debuts YouTube rival Watchable

US media giant Comcast has launched its ‘YouTube killer’, Watchable, a streaming site that debuts with videos from around 30 partners. Ad-funded Watchable has gone live in beta, with Comcast describing it as “a new, cross-platform video service that curates a selection of the best content from popular online video networks and shows in an […]

RTL, CBS launch channels JV in Asia

European broadcaster RTL Group and distributor CBS Studios International are launching a pair of thematic channels in south east Asia. The nets, RTL CBS Entertainment and RTL CBS Extreme, will be operated by a new Singapore-based joint venture, RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network. This will comprise a local management team reporting into a board of […]

CTH continues buying spree with Red Bull Media House deal

CTH, the recently launched Thai pay TV platform, has inked a programming deal with the distribution arm of Red Bull. CTH has already secured English Premier League TV rights and inked a wide-ranging content and channels deal with Fox. The agreement with S Red Bull Media House gives the pay TV operator TV rights to […]

Baumgartner flying into MIPTV

Record-breaking skydiver Felix Baumgartner will give a keynote address at MIPTV in April. The Austrian daredevil will be in Cannes with Alexander Koppel, CCO of Red Bull Media House, and the pair will give a joint address on April 9 as part of a branded content conference strand. On  14 October 2012, Baumgartner flew 39 […]

The vision for Sky Vision

Carl Hall and Sophie Turner Laing tell TBI about how the freshly minted Sky Vision will be adding Sky’s upcoming original dramas to its slate as well as working with Sky News and Sky Sports to bring new programming to market. Distribution guarantees mean Sky can fully fund Plans to package and sell Sky News […]

UKTV channel Dave widens programming deal with Red Bull

UK digital channel Dave has inked a new programming deal with Red Bull Media House. The channel, part of the UKTV group, has reordered freestyle motocross series Red Bull X-Fighters for a fifth season. It has also acquired Red Bull’s cliff diving show for the first time with the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. […]