Awesomeness TV

RTL secures SVOD rights to Awesomeness content

RTL Deutschland has secured rights to content from Viacom’s Awesomeness TV digital outfit for its subscription video-on-demand service TV Now. Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland will offer a  selection of Awesomeness programming on the SVOD offering. The new TV Now Premium package offers a range of exclusive programming, live content and the most popular German and international […]

Viacom confirms Awesomeness TV acquisition

Viacom has confirmed that it will acquire Awesomeness TV, a digital-first destination for original programming aimed at a Gen Z audience (those born in the mid-90s onwards). While Viacom did not state how much it would pay for the acquisition, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that it is likely to be US$25 million plus debt. The […]

Hulu takes series from Wattpad, AwesomenessTV and Grammnet

Hulu has made a straight-to-series order of Light as a Feather, a thriller from Wattpad Studios, AwesomenessTV and Kelsey Grammer’s prodco Grammnet. Light as a Feather is based on Zoe Aarensen’s supernatural thriller, which appeared on Wattpad’s digital reading service reaching 2.9 million reads. The story follows five teen girls as they deal with the supernatural fallout stemming […]

AwesomenessTV’s Day to lead new Viacom unit

AwesomenessTV’s business chief, Kelly Day, will lead a new digital-focused production unit for US media giant Viacom. Day has been named president of Viacom Digital Studios, which will focus on creating digital content across Viacom’s portfolio of entertainment channels and brands. She is leaving youth-focused digital content firm AwesomenessTV, where she was most recently chief […]

Awesomeness TV partners with Viaplay for Nordic launch

Awesomeness TV’s series will launch in the Nordic market for the first time following a deal with MTG-owned streaming service Viaplay. Awesomeness’ Gen Z-focused youth programming includes series like: Freakish, an original produced for Hulu about a mutant invasion of a small town; Guidance, a drama about the relationship between a high school guidance counsellor […]

Verizon, Awesomeness drop premium plans

Verizon and AwesomenessTV have shelved plans to develop a premium content service. The pair were working up a mobile on-demand service after telco Verizon bought a minority stake in streaming service Awesomeness for US$650 million (€612 million). These plans have,however, now been ditched, and the exec charged with overseeing the launch, Samie Kim Falvey, has […]

ITV and AwesomenessTV create UK block

Details of the upcoming AwesomenessTV-themed block coming to UK digital terrestrial channel ITV2 have been revealed. 2Awesome is the name of the programming block first touted when broadcaster ITV and youth-skewed digital producer and network Awesomeness joined forces to distribute programming in the UK in July. The pact marks one of the most significant partnerships […]

AwesomenessTV launches locally in Europe, Brazil

Localised versions of majority Dreamworks-owned multichannel network Awesomeness TV has officially launched in the UK, Spain, France, Germany and Brazil. The launches, done in partnership with Endemol Shine Group, follow an initial rollout of the MCN in the UK last month, with local language versions and original content now available in each of the five […]

DreamWorks’ Awesomeness launching in the UK

DreamWorks-backed YouTube channel AwesomenessTV is available in the UK from today. The channel targets a youth and teens demo and in the US has 3.5 million subs. The ‘schedule’ will see new advice videos uploaded on Mondays, fashion and beauty content on Tuesdays and entertainment clips on Wednesdays. The UK version of Awesomeness will feature […]

YouTube to premiere first Red originals

YouTube is due to premiere its first original content for its new US-based subscription service, YouTube Red, next week. The video streaming service’s first four titles for the service will be two feature-length films, a feature-length doc and a reality-adventure series staring YouTube star PewDiePie. The two films are: Dance Camp, an Awesomeness TV-produced film […]