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Exclusive: Shorts Int’l launches FAST channels with Samsung in Europe

AMC-backed Shorts International is moving into free-to-view ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) by launching a raft of channels across Europe with Samsung that will feature Oscar-winning shortform content. The agreement will see a rebooted version of the short film network Shorts TV rolled out in the UK and Italy, where it will be known as Shorts, […]

News round-up: Atlantic Nomad closes financing deal; Love Nature lands on Samsung TV Plus; Flix Snip partners with Korea Telecom for Asia expansion

Atlantic Nomad closes financing deal Jamie Carmichael and Simon Mirren’s London-and-LA-based production label Atlantic Nomad has closed a television and film slate financing deal with Finnish venture capital fund manager IPR.VC. The deal provides overhead and development financing for Atlantic Nomad, focusing on premium TV, with documentaries and feature films in consideration on a project-by-project evaluation basis. IPR.VC’s […]

TikTok moves onto TV following Samsung deal in Europe

Social media giant TikTok is launching its own TV service across Europe after striking a deal with electronic giant Samsung. The partnership will see TikTok’s most-liked and most-viewed content become available via a pre-installed app, which is exclusive to Samsung’s most recent TV sets and will provide a TV-esque viewing experience for the social media service. Content, […]

Insight TV enters Australia after expanding AVOD deal with Samsung

High-definition broadcaster and producer Insight TV has struck its first distribution deal in Australia, with the launch of four of its digital channels on AVOD service Samsung TV Plus. Flagship lifestyle channel Insight TV will become available, along with action-focused channel inTrouble, science/technology/knowledge channel inWonder and the new nature/wildlife channel InWild, which is a co-venture […]

TBI Weekly: Six reasons why 2020 has been the year of AVOD

With an unexpected global pandemic and the roll-out of direct-to-consumer streamers from the US studios dominating much of the content-related conversation this year, it’s easy to forget that 2020 had been pencilled in by many as being the break-out year for AVOD. And while considerably more might have been written about DTC and Covid-19, advertising-supported streaming […]

Endemol Shine launches trio of channels on Samsung’s TV Plus

Endemol Shine Group is launching a raft of channels via Samsung’s TV Plus service. The super-indie – which is in the process of being acquired by Banijay Group – has launched a trio of UK channels on the smart TV platform, with further channel launches planned in the US and across Europe in the coming […]

BT Sport launches new app for Xbox, Samsung TVs, Apple TV

BT has launched a new large-screen BT Sport app for Xbox, Samsung Smart TVs and Apple TV. The service is available free to BT Sport customers and allows them to access the BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport 3, ESPN, BoxNation and BT Sport Extra channels. It will also feature on-demand content, highlights, […]

UK’s Breaking Fourth launches VR series Bro Bots

British virtual reality studio Breaking Fourth has launched a new virtual reality (VR) series, Bro Bots, during the Tribeca Film Festival. The first six-minute episode, entitled Bro Bots Go Sky High, premiered yesterday during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival as part of Samsung VR Video’s Pilot Season. Samsung VR Video Pilot Season is a new […]

AR and VR investments reach $2.3bn

The amount of money invested last year in virtual and augmented reality companies more than tripled compared to 2015, according to new research. Digi-Capital’s new ‘Augmented/Virtual Reality Report and Deals Database’ said that venture capitalists and corporate investors put US$2.3 billion into AR and VR startups in 2016, compared to some US$700m in 2015. AR […]

Google launches Daydream VR service

Google has launched its new Daydream View VR headset in five markets, along with Daydream and YouTube VR apps. The Daydream View headset and controller is available in the Google Store and via retailers in the US, Canada, UK, Germany and Australia and is compatible with any Daydream-ready phone – currently just Google’s new Pixel […]

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