Barcroft TV launches on Roku

Online short-form content specialist Barcroft is to make its Barcroft TV service available on Roku streaming devices. Barcroft TV’s short form content will be available via a dedicated channel on Roku’s streaming platform. The deal is the latest content distribution arrangement struck by Barcroft Media alongside agreements with Sina Weibo, the leading social media platform […]

Channel 4 buys into Barcroft

Channel 4 has bought a stake in multiplatform content company Barcroft. The UK broadcaster has set up a £20 million (€26 million) Growth Fund to invest in UK content companies and has bought into several indies. This is the first Growth Fund investment in a company that has an extensive presence in the digital space […]

Barcroft makes virtual reality moves

Barcroft Media has struck two virtual reality deals, marking the UK-based content company’s first moves in the growing VR sector. Barcroft, which makes content for its own suite of YouTube channels, and makes factual TV shows, has teamed with Jaunt, the VR firm that counts Disney, ProSiebenSat.1 and Sky among its investors. The pair will […]

Endemol Beyond USA, Barcroft go OTT

Digital-first businesses Endemol Beyond USA and Barcroft Media have launched separate direct-to-consumer video platforms. Endemol Beyond USA, part of the Endemol Shine Group, has partnered with TV tech firm Piksel to create its owned-and-operated platform, GetBeyond.US. UK-based Barcroft has also launched its own free-to-watch platform, Barcroft.TV, which will focus on ‘the amazing side of life’. […]

Barcroft Media launches Cars channel

UK factual content producer Barcroft Media has launched a new digital channel dedicated to automobiles.  The Barcroft Cars channel will feature a variety of short form and long form content dedicated to cars, including bespoke shorts created for the channel in house and long form content licensed from third party broadcast, distribution and production partners. […]