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Turner digital ventures unit take stake in kids edutainment outfit

Turner International’s Digital Ventures & Innovation (DV&I) group has made an equity investment in Bright Little Labs (BLL), a UK startup that creates and distributes edutainment content for kids. The funding will be used to fuel BLL international expansion in terms of creative development and distribution. The investment will enhance BLL’s current offering by leveraging […]

Filmstruck launches in France and Spain

Turner and Warner Bros are launching their joint-venture subscription film streaming service, Filmstruck, in France and Spain. The European expansion follows Filmstruck’s February launch in the UK in association with cinema brand Curzon. This was the first international rollout for the SVOD service, which initially launched in the US in 2016. Targeted at movie lovers, […]

Turner uses Accenture platform for Filmstruck, Cartoon Network TVE

Turner is using the Accenture Video Solution platform to help manage and operate some of the its online video services – including Filmstruck Curzon in the UK and Cartoon Network TV Everywhere (TVE) in Asia Pacific. The Accenture Video Solution is a cloud-based, open platform that integrates digital video management, distribution and monetisation. It is […]

Turner to launch Bleacher Report streaming service in April

Turner is due to launch its new US live sports streaming service, Bleacher Report Live (B/R Live), in April, the company has confirmed. Turner said that the service will have flexible pricing options, providing direct access to live games for purchase on an individual or subscription basis. B/R Live will broadcast thousands of live sporting […]

TDG: NBCU top channel group for US viewers

NBCUniversal networks was the group of channels that most US viewers would choose if they had to select package of five TV network groups for a ‘skinny TV plan’, according to The Diffusion Group. The research firm found that the ‘big-four’ broadcast network groups occupied the top five slots when viewers were asked which they […]

HBO and Turner line up first co-pro drama in Europe

HBO Europe is to partner with Turner’s TNT Serie for its first international co-production Hackerville, an original focused on a network of hackers. The series will be shot in 4K on location in Timisoara, Bucharest and Frankfurt from spring 2018, for an expected fall 2018 premiere on HBO Europe and TNT Serie. It follows a hacking […]

YouTube TV ups price and adds Turner channels

YouTube TV is set to up its price from US$35 to US$40 per month, has added a host of Turner channels, and plans to up its sports output. The news came as YouTube said it will also expand its over-the-top pay TV service to 100 US markets in the coming weeks. YouTube is adding TNT, […]

Magic Leap agrees sports deal with NBA and Turner

Magic Leap has agreed its first sports partnership with the NBA and Turner, in a move it claims will usher in “the next generation of sports viewing and interactivity”. The mixed reality company said a newly-created NBA app will be available on its Magic Leap One headset and will offer “an intimate experience that has never […]

Sony hires Turner’s Hornsey and Viacom’s Muller to run UK channels

Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPTN) has named Turner executive Steve Hornsey as vice-president of its UK Entertainment portfolio and Viacom-owned Channel 5 kids chief Sarah Muller as VP of SPTN’s UK kids and youth portfolio. Hornsey will oversee the entertainment channel portfolio which consists of seven channels, including film services Sony Movies Channel and Movies4Men. Muller […]

Turner heads for the cloud with AWS

Turner is tapping Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its preferred cloud provider and is migrating infrastructure for channels including TBS, TNT and Cartoon Network to the AWS cloud. Turner joins a growing list of media outfits – including Amazon Video, the BBC, Channel 4, Discovery, Hulu and Netflix – that have tapped AWS to host […]