All Def brings its urban edge to Seeso
The NBC Universal comedy streamer has greenlit two stand-up specials from Russell Simmons’ hip-hop focused media co.
AwesomenessTV gets a(nother) new boss
The acquisition of DreamWorks Animation by NBC Universal will see majority shares of the media co. move under the Comcast banner.
Telemundo brings the Spanish heat
Alongside its cross-platform property, NBCU Hispanics Plus, the VOD platform reached the most Hispanic viewers in 2015.
Former AOL exec John Frelinghuysen joins Disney/ABC
The newly appointed EVP of digital media, strategy and business development is tasked with monetizing new and existing content.
NBCUniversal and Defy Media make Hispanic content push
Content will be produced in Spanish and English to capture “the new mainstream” demographic of mobile, multicultural and young viewers.
You On Demand strikes distribution deal with China’s GITV
The distribution deal with Galaxy Internet Television brings the SVOD to Chinese provinces Zhejiang and Jiangsu.
Australia’s Stan partners with SBS to secure ‘Dig’
Australia’s SVOD service Stan partners with pubcaster SBS to bring the USA Network series down under.
Exec sheds more light on new SVOD service TAPP
Micheal Greer, the former technology head for The Onion, discusses the new online video venture he’s launching with Jeff Gaspin, former chairman of NBC Universal Television and Jon Klein, former president of CNN U.S.
After meal of Time Warner, Comcast swallows FreeWheel for dessert
The cable and entertainment giant pays a reported $360 million for FreeWheel, a startup that inserts personalized ads into online video content.
Hulu hires Peter Naylor as SVP of sales
The 25-year veteran of advertising sales helps fill out management ranks at the streaming video giant, which suffered an exec exodus last year in the wake of ownership uncertainty.