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Vivendi to shut down Studio+

Vivendi is to shut down Studio+, the mobile-focused short-form content platform it launched with much fanfare two years ago. French media news site Télérama reported last week that Studio+ subscribers had been informed by email that the service will close in two months. Studio+ had provided short-form series comprising 10-minute episodes aimed at a youthful […]

Vice Media close to signing Delport as international chief

Vice Media is close to naming Vivendi content chief Dominique Delport as its international chief, charged with leading the company’s expansion in international markets. Variety reported that Delport was in advanced negotiations to join Vice, reporting to recently appointed CEO Nancy Dubuc when she takes over the chief executive role from Shane Smith. According to […]

Canal+ returns to growth, Vivendi chief confirms mediation in Italy

Vivendi has seen a return to growth for Canal+’s domestic French subscriber base for the first time since 2015. Vivendi CEO Arnaud de Puyfontaine has meanwhile confirmed that the group is in mediation to secure an end to its long-running and bitter battle with Mediaset in Italy. Vivendi also released numbers for short-form video initiative […]

Vivendi’s mobile SVOD net Studio+ set for US

France’s Vivendi is launching its smartphone-targeted SVOD service Studio+ to the US. The service, which offers customers a slate of 10x10mins high-end original short-form series, will debut Stateside with new music drama All You Need is Me and thriller series Hadame Hollywood. Studio+ is the result of collaboration between Vivendi’s Canal+ and Universal Music divisions, […]

Turner taps TiVo as EMEA metadata partner

Turner has selected TiVo as its metadata distribution partner for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Under the terms of the deal, Turner will use TiVo’s new Studio, Broadcast and Network Metadata Packages to manage electronic programme guide data and distribution for its 44 EMEA channels. “Today’s consumers demand a fully connected entertainment experience […]

Delport: Vivendi aims to take Studio+ to US this year

Vivendi aims to take its mobile content platform Studio+ to the US this year and is in talks with three telecom operators about launching it, according to Vivendi Content chairman Dominique Delport. “We would love to be in the key markets in the US this year, and we are in discussions with three of the […]

Studio+ ‘filling gap in market’ as mobile content comes of age

Content specifically tailored to mobile consumption is coming of age and there is a gap in the market for high-end drama specifically tailored to mobile consumption according to Vivendi SVP of business development Hala Baviere. Vivendi has been a leading exponent of creating content specifically for mobile distribution through its creation of Studio+, a dedicated […]

New Canal+ mobile TV service set for 20 countries

Canal+ has launched its vaunted premium TV-over-mobile service Studio+ in France, and said it will be in 20 countries by year-end. Vivendi-owned French TV group Canal+ is struggling at home in the pay TV arena, and is therefore betting on the new Studio+ service reaching new subs, with confirmed plans to roll it out internationally. […]

Vivendi’s Studio+ orders original documentaries

Vivendi has ordered a pair of documentary originals for its soon-to-launch premium short-form and mobile service Studio+. It has commissioned The Fan I and The Fan II, looking at the world of eSports, from France-based doc producer Zed. Each will be a 10x6mins series shot in 4K. The first will follow South Korean eSports team JINAIR and its […]

Vivendi to reposition Dailymotion, Studio+ set for launch

Vivendi is to reposition and revamp the user experience of online video site Dailymotion next year. The company said it expected the changes to enable Dailymotion to expand its user base from its existing 400 million users. At the same time Vivendi CEO Arnaud de Puyfontaine used Vivendi’s first-half analyst presentation to reveal that short-form […]