First Channel Launches Spring 2017, Original Programming in Development
LOS ANGELES, February X, 2017 – TV4 Entertainment, the global leader in thematic OTT channels and all3media International, the commercial arm of all3media, - the United Kingdom’s largest independent television, film, digital production and distribution company, jointly announce a new venture that sees TV4’s platform expertise join with all3media International’s acclaimed programme content.
The strategic partnership will launch OTT channels across multiple genres, with the first offering – a yet-to-be-named channel featuring Home and Garden themed programming – debuting in Spring 2017. TV4 Entertainment and all3media International are expected to collaborate on additional themed channels exploring the rich and diverse areas of the company’s library of content.
Throughout the course of the partnership, TV4 Entertainment will produce exclusive original content for each channel, with all3media International having first-look rights to co-produce, finance and globally distribute TV4 Entertainment’s original productions in each channel genre.
TV4 Entertainment will operate each channel under its growing portfolio of over 30 OTT brands, with worldwide direct-to-consumer subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) distribution though online and mobile browsers, smartphone and tablet apps, as well as connected televisions and streaming devices such as AppleTV, Roku, and FireTV. Distribution will also extend to the Amazon Channels platform while the parties will collaborate to seek partnerships with other global digital and linear distributors.
“We are humbled and proud that all3media International chose TV4 Entertainment to partner on a series of targeted OTT channels,” said Jon Cody, Founder and CEO of TV4 Entertainment. “This alliance represents the world’s premier original content creators and OTT distributors coming together to drive the future of television.”
Gary Woolf EVP Commercial Development at all3media International added “We are delighted to be working with Jon Cody and the team at TV4 Entertainment – the OTT opportunity has been part of our strategic planfor some years and TV4’s expertise is what makes them a great partner for us in this venture. Together, we are excited at the opportunity to find passionate audiences looking for high quality programming that really super-serves their core interests”
About TV4 Entertainment
TV4 Entertainment aggregates high-quality original and library video content into a portfolio of over 30 genre-specific channels that are super-distributed to any Internet-connected device. TV4 Entertainment’s mission is to program your passion with great storytelling on every screen anywhere.
TV4 boasts the largest collection of OTT channels in the world and recently launched subscription video on demand service for five of its channels including:
· All Warrior Network – Entertainment destination for millions of service members, military veterans, and core fans of the warrior genre
· Blackbelt TV – Worldwide martial arts, sports and entertainment channel that features original programming and fights from the worlds of MMA, Boxing, Kung Fu, Karate, Judo, Kickboxing and more
· DocComTV – Curated documentary channel aimed at sharing the planet's most interesting stories with passionate documentary fans worldwide
· GONE TV – Access to the most exciting outdoor entertainment, featuring competitive tournament angling, educational content for avid hunters and anglers, and reviews of the best products to take into the great outdoors
· Motorland TV – Celebrating style, power and speed on a channel for automotive enthusiasts, gear heads, and everyone with a passion for classic and modern cars and motorbikes
About all3media International
all3media international distributes popular, award-winning TV programmes to over 1000 broadcasters and media platforms around the world.
The company has been celebrated for producing, marketing and distributing quality, ground-breaking and pioneering shows to global audience – consistently topping the Broadcast and Televisual annual Indies Surveys and we have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of our growth – twice.
Our catalogue contains over 7,000 hours of content across all genres, with a focus on drama, comedy, factual, entertainment and formats. As well as Britain’s top-selling series Midsomer Murders, our lead dramas include The Missing, Indian Summers, Foyle’s War, Skins, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and Hinterland. Factual, entertainment and format bestsellers include Gogglebox, Undercover Boss, The Gadget Show, The Cube, The Only Way is Essex and The Million Second Quiz.
As part of the UK’s leading multi-label studio we partner with UK and international producers – including our own studios – in developing, financing and delivering content and formats.