Exclusive: Shorts Int’l hires WarnerMedia alum for EMEA & Lat Am expansion

AMC-backed Shorts International has appointed former WarnerMedia and Mediapro Group exec Ian Carrasco as VP of EMEA and Lat Am. London-based Carrasco will be responsible for growing the company’s short film network, ShortsTV, across those territories and overseeing the rollout of the Shorts and Cortos-branded FAST channels, which have already been launched around Europe via deals with […]

Exclusive: Shorts Int’l expands European FAST channels with LG deal

AMC Networks-backed Shorts International has struck a deal with LG to continue its European FAST channel expansion. The companies have inked a new platform deal to place ShortsTV short film network channels on LG Smart TV’s, initially in the UK, Italy and Spain. The channels, under the ‘Shorts’ (UK and Italy) and ‘Cortos’ (Spain) brands, […]

Exclusive: AMC-backed ShortsTV strikes Amazon deal to extend reach in Europe

AMC Networks-backed ShortsTV has expanded its reach across Europe after striking a deal with Amazon Prime Video Channels. The agreement will see ShortsTV, which claims to be the only 24/7 short-form focused linear and OTT HD TV network, becoming available via Amazon’s channels business in the UK, the Netherlands, Italy and Spain. It will cost […]

News round-up: VIA orders Armoza dating format; SVT snags ‘Fittest Family’; ShortsTV update

VIA orders Armoza’s ‘lean production’ dating format South African lifestyle channel VIA has ordered a local version of Date In Reverse from ITV Studios-owned Armoza Formats. The format, which was created by Volley Formats, Shenhar Productions and Daniella Slavik, follows two singles who get to know each other by experiencing a relationship’s most meaningful milestones […]

Former Turner MEA boss joins ShortsTV channel

Alan Musa has joined Liberty Global-backed short-form movie service ShortsTV. Musa will be president of the channel which is distributed in the EMEA region and the US. Musa was general manager of Turner Broadcasting across Africa, Middle East and Pan Regions from early 2009 until this April. Prior to that he had been in various […]

Chello signs ShortsTV distribution deal

Chello Central Europe will distribute the ShortsTV short movie network in Central and Eastern Europe, through a deal with the channel’s owner Shorts International. Chello Central Europe will distribute the HD version of ShortsTV in Poland, Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria and the Balkans. The deal follows ShortsTV’s move into Romania in March […]