FremantleMedia-owned digital studio Tiny Riot! is teaming with Dutch media company Zoomin.TV on the online music format Continuum.
The show brings together YouTube singers Sami, Sheffo, Joey and Jayden, who are from four different countries (the Netherlands, Italy, the U.S. and Australia, respectively) and have not previously met, to make pop music.
The online-only boy band then upload split-screen videos and ask fans to subscribe to their channel. Once they reach 400,000, they perform together in real life for the first time and begin producing content, including a weekly community video, a weekly music video and other event-based content. Collectively, they reach a total of 1.5 million fans online.
The target audience for the format is digitally savvy Generation Z – or viewers born after 1996.
“Continuum brings together the format development strengths of FremantleMedia applied in a digital environment and the distribution and digital production power of Zoomin.TV,” said Tiny Riot! general manager Arthur Clement in a statement.
The series launches Dec. 1.