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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.

 

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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