FremantleMedia’s Tiny Riot teams with Broadband TV for pilots

The recently launched digital content studio will co-create and co-distribute new shows with the Vancouver-based tech and media company. (Pictured: Shahrzad Rafati from BBTV, left; Fremantle's Gayle Gilman, right)
September 28, 2014

FremantleMedia North America’s (FMNA) recently launched digital content studio Tiny Riot has inked a multi-year original programming deal with BroadbandTV.

Initially, the companies will co-create five pilots spanning gaming and entertainment categories, ahead of fully co-producing ongoing series. The pilots are currently in development. Both companies will distribute the content through their own online networks and platforms.

This is the second partnership between FMNA and Vancouver-based tech and media company BroadbandTV. In April, it was announced BroadbandTV would source and claim revenues from fan-uploaded content where the rights belong to FMNA-produced TV shows such as Got Talent and The X Factor.

“FremantleMedia is YouTube’s biggest independent TV production partner and this partnership will combine our joint expertise, resources and reach to create, market and distribute compelling original content for the millennial audience with a focus on genres such as entertainment and gaming,” said Shahrzad Rafati (pictured left), founder & CEO of BroadbandTV, in a statement.

BBTV’s partner network includes over 22,000 content creators. Popular channel partners include Monstercat Media and Element Animation.

“We’re very impressed with the growth, distribution and viewership numbers they have generated in a very short period of time,” said Gayle Gilman (pictured right), EVP, digital content for FremantleMedia North America and GM of Tiny Riot, about BroadbandTV’s MCN business.

In June 2013, European entertainment network RTL Group acquired a majority stake in BBTV with an initial investment of $36 million.

Tiny Riot was launched in June as a digital-first studio with the aim to create series for channel partners such as Vice’s Munchies, StyleHaul, and The Pet Collective.

(From Stream Daily)

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