Discovery Communications has taken a minority stake in streaming platform RugbyPass, while FremantleMedia has acquired 35% of soccer data visualization company Squawka.
Hot Docs programming head Shane Smith and associate director of programming Sarafina DiFelice discuss the boost in shorts, a diverse crop of Canadian films and cross-over between doc and live theater in the ‘DocX’ program. (Pictured: The Apology)
In today’s ‘Extra,’ Armoza Formats sells The Foodies (pictured) into three European territories, Discovery Life lines up a weekend of healthcare programming and Kickstarter teams up with Kodak.
In today’s ‘Extra’ wrap, digital streaming giant Netflix (pictured) releases its first quarter earnings report, while E! Entertainment greenlights a Total Divas spin-off and D Films takes the Canadian rights to the forthcoming Oasis doc.
The digital streaming giant has commissioned UK indie Lightbox, in partnership with Hypnotic, to produce an eight-part original doc series on hostage crises, Captive. (Pictured L-R: Lightbox’s Simon and Jonathan Chinn)