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Edinburgh TV Festival unveils State of the TV Nation panel

YouTube’s EMEA chief Ben McOwen Wilson, Channel 4 CEO Alex Mahon (pictured) and Lionsgate TV Group president Sandra Stern are among senior executives set to appear on a ‘State of the TV Nation’ panel at the Edinburgh TV Festival in August. They will be joined by All3Media CEO Jane Turton and president of NBCUniversal International […]

Studio 100 appoints Disney, YouTube alum as CEO

Former YouTube and Disney executive Martin Krieger is returning to German children’s firm Studio 100 Media after being appointed as its CEO. Krieger will also head up Studio 100 subsidiaries Studio 100 Film, m4e and the recently formed Studio Isar Animation. He will be responsible for the global commercial business of Studio 100 International, including […]

Amazon in talks with YouTube’s Wax for drama role

Amazon Studios is in talks to appoint YouTube Premium’s scripted exec Jon Wax following the recent exit of genre head Sharon Tal Yguado. YouTube pulled back on plans to build a slate of high-end drama and comedies last year, with shows instead being offered on both its ad-supported site and its Premium subscription service. That […]

Quintus picks up OTF factual package

Germany’s Quintus Media has picked up a raft of programming for its YouTube channel Free Documentary from ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE)-owned Off The Fence (OTF). The package includes more than 40 hours of factual programming including OTF Productions’ Supercars: The Million Pound Motors (1 x 60 minutes), Forever Young (1 x 60 minutes) from Tell Tale […]

Showtime picks up Kirsten Dunst YouTube series

Showtime has picked up On Becoming a God in Central Florida, a nine part series starring Kirsten Dunst that was previously set to debut on YouTube. The acquisition comes as YouTube scales back its original scripted series slate and moves away from a premium content model towards an ad-supported model for originals. YouTube has held […]

Freeview joins YouTube as headline sponsor for Edinburgh TV Festival

Freeview has joined YouTube as joint headline sponsor of August’s Edinburgh TV Festival.  The year-long deal begins with immediate effect and will see the companies share branding across the event and its various sessions, including the high-profile MacTaggart Lecture. Freeview and YouTube will also work with festival organisers to advise on new trends within the industry, […]

YouTube confirms “karate-chopping” of Premium paywall

YouTube has confirmed that its premium content will be available for free as the business shifts to an ad-supported model for originals. The Google-owned platform used its NewFront presentation in New York on Thursday (2 May) to reveal that originals such as Cobra Kai will live on on the platform, but will be moved in […]

YouTube hires Fox veteran to boost unscripted

YouTube has hired Fox veteran Alex Piper to head up unscripted as it continues to shift its programming strategy. Piper was formerly VP of alternative programming at Fox, where he led development on series such as So You Think You Can Dance, Hell’s Kitchen and Cosmos. He joins as YouTube winds down its big-budget scripted […]

YouTube cancels four shows as it continues Premium pullback

YouTube has cancelled four  shows as it continues to roll back its Premium strategy and sets its focus on free-to-view unscripted shows and specials. Axed titles will include Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television, Champaign ILL, Sideswiped and Do You Want to See a Dead Body. The news arrives shortly after Bloomberg revealed that the […]

YouTube pulls out of Premium race

YouTube has cancelled plans to build a slate of high-end drama and comedies as it shifts away from its Premium subscription service, which costs consumers $12 per month, according to Bloomberg. Bloomberg sources say that the Google-owned business has stopped accepting pitches for expensive scripted shows. The platform has also axed programming such as sci […]

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