Susanne Daniels

YouTube Red orders Rabbit reality show

Online service YouTube Red has commissioned a reality competition series from Finland’s Rabbit Films. Ultimate Expedition will see eight celebrities with no climbing experience attempt to scale the 19,970ft Mount Tocllaraju, with YouTube star and Rabbit USA president Jukka Hildén presenting. The ten-part show will roll out on Google-owned SVOD service YouTube Red in 2018. […]

John Cena, Kat Dennings front YouTube Red original

YouTube Red is set to bring in animated original Dallas & Robo, voiced by WWE wrestler John Cena and 2 Broke Girls star Kat Dennings. The series will debut exclusively on YouTube Red in 2018 as the latest in a growing slate of originals the Google-owned SVOD service is offering subscribers. Dallas & Robo centers around […]

Seacrest, Endemol Shine pact for YouTube talent show

Ryan Seacrest Productions and Endemol Shine are making Best.Cover.Ever, a singing competition series that will launch on YouTube this year. Singer Ludacris will front the series, which will feature Demi Lovato, Backstreet Boys, and Jason Derulo. The format will see international musicians performing cover versions of hit songs with the best getting to perform with […]

NATPE: YouTube Red ‘beats target’, preps launches

YouTube Red is tracking ahead of the “ambitious” subs targets Google has set the streaming service, and will launch in a raft of new territories this year, Susanne Daniels, global head of original content, YouTube, said in a keynote address at NATPE Miami yesterday. Daniels joined the Google-owned online video platform last year from MTV, […]

YouTube ups original content focus

YouTube has commissioned a raft of new content for its subscription service YouTube Red, following a commissioning strategy that aims to tap into the popularity the site’s home-grown stars. Speaking at MIPCOM yesterday, YouTube’s global head of content, Susanne Daniels, said that the Google-owned video service’s goal is to be “uniquely YouTube” and to not […]

A+E, YouTube added to MIPCOM Masterminds

Execs from A+E and YouTube have been added to the roster of Media Mastermind speakers at MIPCOM. Sean Cohan (above left), president, international and digital media, at A+E has been confirmed, as has YouTube’s original programming chief, Susanne Daniels. Ben Silverman, the former Electus and NBC entertainment boss who is now running A+E-backed producer Propagate, […]

YouTube orders first SVOD drama original

YouTube has ordered a series adaptation of the Step Up movie for its Red service, marking its move into SVOD original drama series. Lionsgate made the movie and will produce the Step Up series. Adam Shankman, Jennifer Gibgot and Meredith Milton, producers of the original films, will exec produce the series, along with Channing Tatum […]

MTV poaches Condé Nast content chief

MTV has hired the programming exec who helped launch Condé Nast Entertainment to become its executive VP, original content. Michael Klein (pictured) has been handed responsibility of all original programming, development and creative across the MTV suite of Viacom-owned brands and channels. He will, in effect, replace Susanne Daniels, who left her post as president […]

YouTube could buy shows to take on Netflix

YouTube executives have met with Hollywood studios in a bid to secure streaming rights to TV series and movies and compete head on with Netflix, according to a report in the Wall St Journal. According to the paper, citing unnamed sources, YouTube executives Susanne Daniels (left), who previously served as head of programming at MTV, […]

MTV hands Dolgen reality role amid restructure

Viacom network MTV is merging its east and west coast development teams under veteran reality TV producer Lauren Dolgen. This comes after a round of lay-offs at the east coast office last week that saw the departure of MTV’s executive VP of current programming Elli Hakami. MTV’s US office couldn’t be contacted this morning, but […]