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Exclusive: Nature streamer WaterBear moves into TVOD content

Natural world-themed streaming platform WaterBear is introducing a TVOD element, with well-known titles such as The Game Changers and Blackfish coming to the service to rent. While all its content has been offered free until now, WaterBear previously teased TVOD plans when exclusively sharing its launch strategy with TBI back in November 2020. The streamer is now […]

Nature streamer WaterBear rolls out in 30 more countries

Natural world-themed streaming platform WaterBear has expanded the presence of its digital platform and app into an additional 30 countries worldwide in its planned global rollout.  WaterBear launched in December 2020 in the USA, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, South Africa, Netherlands, Ireland, Denmark. The latest expansion sees it become available in Austria, Belgium, […]

Exclusive: Off the Fence CEO Ellen Windemuth on factual strategy & industry sexism

Following International Women’s Day, TBI continues its series of interviews with leading women in the TV industry. Here, Off the Fence and WaterBear founder Ellen Windemuth discusses the sexism she has faced during her career and what’s on the cards for her companies in the coming months. “My initial reason for starting Off the Fence was […]

London Screenings: Broadening horizons

Locked down audiences are craving new environments and the content business is doing its best to deliver them. Helen Dugdale  explores how the UK industry is embracing the travelogue With international and domestic travel currently off the cards for swathes of the world’s population because of the pandemic, a surging demand for onscreen escapism has […]

Environmental streamer WaterBear gains royal support

British royal Prince Harry has given his backing to the newly-launched environmental VOD platform WaterBear. The Duke of Sussex supported the launch by taking part in an exclusive video for the free platform, with the nine-minute A Conversation With Prince Harry made available to view today. In the film, the prince talks to WaterBear CEO […]

How next generation thinking is prompting green production push

Helen Dugdale explores how content consumption is affecting the world’s climate and finds out what those commissioning the shows are doing about it Earlier this year, the UK’s BBC aired a documentary titled Dirty Streaming. As the name suggests, it made for rather uncomfortable watching as it totted up how much energy viewers used consuming […]