Machinima


Warner Bros. exec appointed as Machinima CEO exits

Warner Bros. has parachuted one of its top interactive executives to the top post at multichannel network Machinima, with current CEO Chad Gutstein exiting. Russell Arons will now lead the US-based digital channels operator, which is focused on video games, as general manager. Gutstein will exit after a “multi-week” transition plan, after he is leaving […]

Portugal’s Meo adds Machinima SVOD to offering

Altice-owned Portuguese telco Portugal Telecom/Meo is to make a local TV version of gaming-focused YouTube multichannel network Machinima available to its TV subscribers. The dedicated TV subscription video-on-demand sservice will make about 200 episodes of Machinima content available, covering the world of eSports. The service will feature flagship Machinima original productions including Street Fighter, the […]

Warner Bros. to acquire Machinima outright

Warner Bros. Entertainment is taking full control of gaming-focused multichannel network Machinima. The Burbank-based studio led an US$18 million funding round in Machinima in 2014, and has been consistently linked with a full takeover since then. It has now signed an agreement. Past investors include Redpoint Ventures, MK Capital, former chairman and CEO Allan Debevoise. […]

Sky boosts Sky Q online offering with food, comedy, e-sports

Sky is adding content from Tastemade, Comedy Central, Vice, Copa90, Ginx eSports TV and Machinima to the online video section of its Sky Q advanced TV offering. The latest raft of agreements add to a short-form content line-up that includes Funny or Die, Red Bull, GoPro and Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube and James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke. […]

Turner teams up with Machinima

Turner’s Cartoon Network and gaming culture site Machinima are joining forces to cover Adventure Time Card Wars Kingdom, a tournament in which competitors play a trading card game based on the hit Adventure Time cartoon series. Machinima will live stream Let’s Play Flooping Card Wars! as the tournament take place on July 15, with top gamers taking each other on […]

AMC creates eSports SVOD network

AMC Networks International Iberia and gamer culture MCN Machinima have created an SVOD network dedicated to eSports and gaming. The platform, billed as a “many2many service”, will be available on pay TV platforms, smart TVs and as iOS and Android apps in Spain and Portugal. Programming will include Machinima original productions such as Street Fighter: […]

Sony plans ‘a-la-carte’ PlayStation Vue offering

Sony Network Entertainment International (SNEI) and Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) have announced plans to launch an a-la-carte version of its cloud TV service PlayStation Vue.  The new offer will be available to all PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 owners in the US, allowing them to pay to access individual channels through PlayStation Vue, rather than […]

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 […]

Microsoft announces Xbox One launch partners

Microsoft has announced the “first wave” of launch partners for its new Xbox One games console, including Netflix, Eurosport and Machinima. In Europe, where Microsoft is due to launch the Xbox One on November 22, the firm announced content partners for seven countries – Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain and the UK. Videogame themed […]

Base79 trebles online video views

Base79, the UK-based network for video creators, content owners and brands, reached 92 million unique viewers globally in September – triple the number of views from the same time last year.  The figure, taken from Comscore’s Worldwide YouTube partner report, puts Base79 ahead of other multichannel networks such as Machinima and Rightster, said Base79. The […]