BroadbandTV


BroadbandTV and HuffPo launch video journalism network

RTL-backed multichannel network BroadbandTV has partnered with the Huffington Post to launch a “next-generation online video journalism network.” Outspeak will allow journalists and content creators to tell their stories across both companies’ platforms, with selected content makers to be given the chance to develop their channels into original content series co-produced with Outspeak. BroadbandTV and […]

RTL Group creates Digital Hub for video growth

RTL Group has created a digital hub that will manage RTL Group’s portfolio of digital acquisitions and help support their international expansion. The RTL Digital Hub team will develop the firm’s investments in multichannel networks, in particular BroadbandTV and StyleHaul, and in the digital advertising sales businesses SpotXchange and Clypd. The RTL Digital Hub will also work […]

RTL MCN buys kids and family channels group

RTL multichannel operator BroadbandTV has acquired YoBoHo, a YouTube networks curator and content producer. The deal, for an undisclosed amount, sees BroadbandTV add a company with a library of more than 8,000 original videos in the kids space, 27 education- and preschool-focused channels, and more than three billion views a year. Among YoBoHo’s assets is […]

FremantleMedia exec moves to MCN StyleHaul

FremantleMedia veteran Olivier Delfosse has been named COO of StyleHaul, Fremantle’s multichannel network sister firm within the RTL Group. At Germany-based StyleHaul, he will work closely on developing the business with CEO and president Stephanie Horbaczewski, working out of LA. At FremantleMedia, Delfosse drove global digital initiatives and partnerships with the likes of YouTube and […]

Tubefilter survey reveals MCN viewership rankings

YouTube games channels have become big business, with the hundred top sites attracting close to 4.4 billion views last month, according to industry site Tubefilter, using data from OpenSlate. Felix Kjellberg’s PewDiePie retained its number one slot in the Tubefilter Top 100, despite a 13% month-on-month decline in views. PewDiePie, who is part of Maker […]

FremantleMedia taps BroadbandTV to manage fan-produced content

Production company FremantleMedia has tapped YouTube multichannel network (MCN) provider BroadbandTV to track and manage fan-uploaded content for over 200 of its shows including American Idol, The Price is Right, Got Talent, Baywatch and The X Factor. FremantleMedia will use BroadbandTV’s content management team and Viso Novi technology platform to manage fan-produced content. BroadbandTV operates […]

RTL Group invests US$36m in YouTube network BroadbandTV

RTL Group has partnered with multi-channel YouTube content network BroadbandTV, putting US$36 million (€27.7 million) into the firm in the first of a string of planned investments.  The deal, designed to increase RTL Group’s expansion in the online video market while upping BroadbandTV’s global growth strategy, gives RTL Group a 51% shareholding in BroadbandTV. RTL […]