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Lifetime creates romantic digital drama platform

Howard Owens

Howard Owens

US cable channel Lifetime is launching Fall Into Me, a new digital platform that will feature romantic drama series produced by Howard T. Owens’ fledgling production company  Propagate Content.

The initial Fall Into Me slate comprises eight titles. Each will have eight six-minute episodes that Lifetime said can be “discreetly enjoyed on phones and tablets”.

The idea for the new service comes from Emmy-nominated scribe Guy Shalem (Lovespring International) who will lead the creative team.

Propagate Content is on the production duty for the series. It was set up by former National Geographic Channels president Howard T. Owens and former A&E channel general manager David McKillop last year. It is backed by Lifetime owner A+E.

The new digital platform will launch later this year.

Rob Sharenow, executive VP and general manager of Lifetime said:  “The romance-fiction world is increasingly going digital. By introducing Fall Into Me, we are giving the genre’s loyal community of fans a fresh take on short stories of passion and seduction they can watch at their leisure or on the go and share among their social circles within the digital space.”