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Jukin Media and MGM TV team up on unscripted, original programming

MGM Television and L.A.- based Jukin Media are teaming up on a number of unscripted original series for network, cable and premium SVOD. The companies will focus on on creating, developing ...
March 7, 2017

MGM Television and L.A.- based Jukin Media are teaming up on a number of unscripted original series for network, cable and premium SVOD.

The companies will focus on on creating, developing and producing new competition-formatted programs with user-generated video content (UGC).

“The projects we are developing together break away from the traditional clip show format and offer something disruptive and fun for fans of UGC,” said Barry Poznick, president of unscripted television, MGM, in a statement.

MGM Television, which has created a number of unscripted franchises, such as Survivor, Shark Tank and The Voice, will work in collaboration with Jukin on initial concepts that focus on competitions, game shows and talent shows, infused with user-generated video.

MGM TV continues their foray into multiplatform content with production this summer on the music-based competition series Beat Shazam hosted by actor Jamie Foxx.

“With their top notch track record for producing innovative formats, MGM is the perfect partner for us to take our massive library and continue to push the envelope for how user footage can be woven into the fabric of a series,” said Josh Entman (pictured), co-founder and chief development officer, Jukin Media, in a statement.

Jukin uses user-generated video from around the world to produce long- and short-form programming as well as ads and branded content. The company  has executive produced such series as FailArmyNow That’s Funny!World’s FunniestAwesome Pet Thoughts and Fail Five.

 

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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