Trace to launch international SVoD service in June

Youth-oriented media group Trace will launch Trace Play, a new international subscription video-on-demand service, beginning this June. The millennial-focused service will launch first in France, Switzerland, Belgium, and other French speaking territories in the Carribean, and then launch in the UK and US at the same time between two weeks to a month later. Eventually […]

Viceland to launch in France with Canal+

Vice has partnered with Canal+ Group to launch a French version of its TV network Viceland via the CanalSat platform later this autumn. The launch, which was announced by Vice’s chief creative officer Eddy Moretti at MIPTV this morning, marks a further rollout for the channel, which debuted in the US and Canada in February […]

YouTube: brands should act more like vloggers to reach viewers

Brands should think and act more like native YouTubers in order to engage a new generation of audience and consumer, according to YouTube executive Susan Agliata. Speaking at MIPTV yesterday, Agliata, YouTube’s head of branded content solutions, said that brands must create content that is dicoverable, relevant, authentic and consistent – producing videos that “your […]

Maker Studios: digital creators are this generation’s pop stars

Digital influencers have replaced pop-stars as the go-to celebrities for young people, according to Maker Studios’ international chief content officer, Luke Hyams. Speaking at MIPTV yesterday, Hyams described a “generational divide” where parents cannot identify with video genres in the same way that they once might have “turned their noses up at punk rock or […]

Vivendi says Europe must back its own distribution platforms

Europe is lagging the US and Asia in terms of next-generation distribution platforms for content and risks losing out in terms of relevance and diversity, according to Vivendi content chief Dominique Delport. Giving a keynote address here at MIPTV, Delport told delegates: “Cannes, we have a problem.” He went on to describe how the world’s […]

RTL looks to digital growth to compete with big US rivals

RTL must continue to grow its digital business and look to global scale as it faces competition from the likes of YouTube and Facebook, according to the German broadcast group’s co-CEO. Delivering a keynote at MIPTV yesterday in Cannes, Guillaume de Posch (pictured) said that while RTL was originally geared towards local tastes in specific European […]

Euronews’ sister channel Africanews to launch this month

Euronews’ sister TV channel, Africanews, is due to launch across sub-Saharan Africa on April 20, following the launch of the network’s news website in January. At a press conference at MIPTV in Cannes today, Euronews’ director of distribution Arnaud Verlhac said that the pan-African news channel will be broadcast by SES via its SES-4 and […]

TERN strikes deals with Vodafone and Sky

TERN (Television Entertainment Reality Network) International is launching its ultra high definition channel Insight TV via Vodafone in Portugal and Spain. The deals will see Insight become available on Vodafone’s new 4K-compatible set-top boxes – starting in Portugal first and then Spain after, with both launches due this quarter, according to TERN International CEO, Mariam […]

MIP TV unveils 4K Ultra HD line-up

MIP TV has announced details of an “extensive” 4K, Ultra High Definition programme at MIP TV next month. The UHD line-up will include 12 conference sessions and a keynote speech by Sony Pictures Entertainment’s senior vice-president of technology, Bill Baggelaar. There will also be a 4K world premiere screening of the first episode of NHK’s […]