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News round-up: David Olusoga to give Edinburgh TV Festival keynote; Bambu launches on Xumo; NHK releases international wildlife co-pro projects

Historian Olusoga to deliver Edinburgh TV Festival keynote speech British-Nigerian historian and broadcaster David Olusoga will deliver the keynote speech at the Edinburgh TV Festival, The MacTaggart Lecture, next month. Known for presenting shows including A House Through Time, Black And British: A Forgotten History and Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners, Olusoga is a professor of public […]

News round-up: Sky Studios invests in Longboat Pictures; Travel Channel orders eerie doc series from Karga Seven; Love Nature lands on Xumo in US and more…

Sky Studios invests in UK prodco Longboat Pictures Comcast-owned Sky Studios has acquired a minority stake in Longboat Pictures, a new London-based indie prodco specialising in TV drama. Longboat was founded last year by LA-based director-producer Julie Anne Robinson and former ITV commissioner Victoria Fea. Under the deal, Sky Studios’ investment will help to accelerate Longboat’s […]

Comcast expands AVOD battleground with Xumo acquisition

NBCUniversal parent Comcast has made its latest move in the fast-growing AVOD battleground by acquiring US-based service Xumo. The ad-supported streamer was acquired from electronics manufacturer Panasonic and US media giant Meredith Corp for an undisclosed sum, with Comcast-owned CNBC claiming that its parent company had paid around $100m. Xumo offers ad-supported live and on-demand […]

Xumo claims 325% increase in viewership

US over-the-top video service Xumo reported a 325% rise in viewership and a 90% increase in user consumption over the past year for its free streaming service. At the same time the company announced four new content partnerships with Eleven Sports, ATTN:, Endemol Shine Group, and Genius Brands. These deals add six new channels to […]

Xumo adds 10 channels to OTT service

US over-the-top service Xumo has added 10 new channels to its service from content providers including Reuters, PBS Digital Studios and Mashable. The other new additions are Network A, The Onion, Fandor, Outside Television Shorts and Bonnier-owned brands Field & Stream, Saveur and Cycle World. “This is Xumo’s first foray into partnering with a premium, […]