Shorts TV

ShortsTV debuts on Prime Video Channels in France and Sweden

Short film provider, ShortsTV has landed on the Amazon Prime Video service Prime Video Channels in France and Sweden.   First launched in 2020 in the UK, Netherlands, and Italy under the ShortsTV brand, and in Spain as TVCortos, the streaming service has expanded to eight markets, including the US and India.  Dedicated to short […]

Shorts TV expands SVOD to US with Amazon Prime Video Channels

Short film network Shorts TV has announced a deal with Amazon to launch its SVOD service on Prime Video Channels in the US. The SVOD is available for US$1.99 per month after a seven-day free trial, and offers access to 500 short films including the Kiera Knightley-starring The Continuing and Lamentable Saga of the Suicide […]

ShortsTV renews Telenet deal

Short film channel ShortsTV has renewed its linear distribution agreement with Belgian TV operator Telenet. The HD channel is fully localised in Flemish and airs short movies from around the world, including hours of original Flemish content. As part of the renewed Telenet deal, ShortsTV said it will acquire and broadcast more Flemish produced films […]

Shorts hires EMEA chief

Short films channel Shorts TV has hired Jan Pieter Koene to head up its EMEA operation, replacing former boss Alan Musa who announced his departure for Nickelodeon/Comedy Central last month.   Koene has worked at various channels and channel operators including Fox Sports, Chellomedia’s Film1/Sport1 and Discovery Networks. Carter Pilcher, chief executive of Shorts International […]

Zuku adds 11 channels to platform

Wananchi Group-owned East African pay TV platform Zuku has added 11 new channels to its offering after striking a series of carriage deals. The new channels include short movies service Shorts TV, the first time the channel has been available in Africa, and Hindi movie channel UTV Movies, which airs Bollywood blockbusters from UTV’s own […]

Chello signs ShortsTV distribution deal

Chello Central Europe will distribute the Shorts TV short movie network in Central and Eastern Europe, through a deal with the channel’s owner Shorts International.  Chello Central Europe will distribute the HD version of ShortsTV in Poland, Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria and the Balkans. The deal follows ShortsTV’s move into Romania in […]

Shorts TV gains carriage in Romania and East Africa

Short film channel Shorts TV has launched on Romtelecom in Romania and on the Zuku satellite platform in eastern Africa. In Romania, the channel will be available on all Romtelecom’s TV services, comprising its own IPTV and DTH services and the cable service of affiliate NextGen. Shorts TV will launch on the Zuku satellite platform […]

Shorts TV launches with Chello DMC

Short movie channel Shorts TV has chosen playout specialist Chello DMC to provide playout and content management services. Chello DMC will also represent Shorts TV in the Netherlands and Flanders. Shorts TV launched yesterday in both SD and HD on the UPC network in the Netherlands. The service is also available in France, with further […]