Cinedigm and Shout! Factory have agreed to expand their strategic partnership with a minority investment by Cinedigm and the announcement of plans to jointly re-launch Shout’s existing over-the-top digital channel, Shout! Factory TV, focused on classic television and movies in a SVOD and freemium AVOD model.
Cinedigm has announced the preliminary programming roster for the Dove Channel, the direct-to-consumer over-the-top digital network for families and kids seeking quality family-friendly content, rated and approved by The Dove Foundation. The channel is slated to launch early this fall.
Harmonic has announced that Kartina TV, a German-based service provider serving Russian-speaking individuals around the globe, has deployed Harmonic's Electra XVM virtualized media processor for OTT multi-screen delivery.
Worldnow has announced its Worldnow OTT Gateway product, the company’s first Over-the-Top video distribution platform for end-to-end video distribution. The Worldnow OTT Gateway is a key component of the Worldnow Media Platform, which combines the company’s content management, distribution, and monetization platforms. Content providers can deliver content from any source to any screen, simplifying the process of delivering unified video experiences across all IP-connected devices
Xstream and Deluxe say they are teaming up to offer clients a powerful solution to create a compelling and personalized OTT service to their viewers, on all devices, anytime and anywhere.
Award-winning cinematographer Theo Van de Sande, ASC recently completed his second pilot, CBS’s Evil Men He shot it with Panasonic’s new VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder, which Van de Sande calls “the first 4K offering I feel comfortable with, an absolutely modern camera with tremendous scope, an embracing image, and whose dual native ISOs of 800/5000 will completely change the business.”
David Semel, who directs commercials through Accomplice Media, has a history of directing pilots that become hit television series. In his latest television outing, based on the award-winning Phillip K. Dick novel, The Man in the High Castle, Semel engages in a frightening, but enthralling, game of “What if?” Produced for Amazon by Ridley Scott the story is an alternate history set in the aftermath of World War II; in this telling, the Nazis and their Japanese allies were the victors. Semel directed the pilot, which is currently available through Amazon Prime’s instant video service.