Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman said Thursday the kids platform will be an effort to reach mobile audiences.
Charlie Muirhead steps down as CEO of the London-based MCN, to be replaced by Patrick Walker who joined the company when it bought Base79.
The self-financed, half-hour documentaries will debut on the Barcroft TV YouTube channel before becoming available for linear TV acquisition.
PBS prefers to commission original content, rather than license it, so that the broadcaster can be involved in the production, says digital VP Sara DeWitt.
The 3 acquisitions will join the lineup of original films on the publishing giant’s digital video hub The Scene.
The sharing platform bows the new feature Discover, with ad-supported channels from CNN, Comedy Central, ESPN, People and others.
Distributor Roadshow Entertainment sells exclusive SVOD rights to box-office hits such as Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and The Lego Movie.
Perform will distribute Reuters’ sports videos in multiple languages via its ePlayer, while providing the news agency with clips from its library.
Kevin McGurn, formerly of Shazam and Hulu, joins the company as head of sales, while Maureen Polo, formerly of Hearst, is its new general manager.