Extra: Keo execs launch Flicker; BET available in app form

In today's 'Extra,' former Keo Films execs Colleen Flynn (pictured) and Nick Underhill launch Flicker Productions with Greenbird Media backing, and VIMN makes BET available via an SVOD app.
June 22, 2016

Keo Films execs launch UK indie Flicker Productions

Former Keo Films execs Colleen Flynn (pictured) and Nick Underhill have launched the production company Flicker Productions with backing from business accelerator Greenbird Media. The shop will focus on producing factual television and branded content.  The duo’s credits include Eden for Channel 4 and URBEX for RedBullTV, Junior Doctors: Your Life in their Hands for BBC3 and The Hoarder Next Door for Channel 4. They’ve also worked on branded content for companies such as Yahoo, YouTube, Evian and Marriott. Greenbird has previously invested in UK indies such as Kalel Productions, Top Hat Productions and Gobstopper.

VIMN makes BET content available via mobile app

Viacom International Media Networks has launched BET Play, its first direct-to-consumer, subscription VOD app for adults. For US$3.99 a month, the app will give users in 100 countries access to the U.S. cable net’s programs via iOS and Android smartphones and tables, as well as AirPlay-enabled TV sets without the need for a cable TV subscription. This week’s launch is timed to coincide with the 2016 BET Awards, which air on June 26. Unscripted titles that air on BET include Chasing Destiny, Criminals at Work and The Westbrooks.

Crime + Investigation heads to Portugal

Crime + Investigation channel, a JV between A+E Networks and AMC Networks International, is launching in Portugal. The network will be available through cable operator NOS. Programs set to air on the channel include 60 Days In, Beyond Scared Straight, Gangsters, Who’s The Killer and Killer Couples. Crime + Investigation is available in more than 125 territories, including the UK and the Netherlands.

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.