DocuBay debuts across platforms and devices
Premium international documentary SVOD service DocuBay, by IN10 Media, is now live.
Programming topics include travel, culture, nature, adventure, sports and biography, with films organized in affinity-based “bays” such as NatureBay, ScienceBay, CultureBay, etc.
The service is available on a variety of platforms and devices, including iOS/App Store, Android/Google Play, Apple TV and Fire TV.
DocuBay is offered in two streams: Premium and OneTribe. A premium memberships costs US$9.99 for three months, offering unlimited streaming and up to three downloads at a time for later viewing. A OneTribe membership comes at US$29.99 for one year and includes access to 4K titles, the ability to screen on two devices/platforms at a time and unlimited downloads.
NENT Group preps Viaplay original docuseries Food & Fire
Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has ordered its next original series from Mastiff.
The six-part culinary docuseries Food & Fire follows Swedish celebrity chef Niklas Ekstedt as he takes viewers back to three of humanity’s most basic needs: fire, food and storytelling. He travels to the Basque Country, Texas, Istanbul, Finland, Naples and Peru to explore ancient techniques to light up food.
Food & Fire is co-created by Ekstedt and Zodiak Media and produced by Mastiff.
The series will premiere exclusively on NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service across the Nordic region this fall.
AIDC accepting nominations for Stanley Hawes Award
The Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) is seeking nominations for the 2020 Stanley Hawes Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Documentary Sector.
Nominees must have made an outstanding contribution to the Australian documentary, factual and/or unscripted screen sector for at least 10 years. They are sought from across the industry and country.
Eligibility includes (but is not limited to) producers, directors, broadcasters, distributors, educators, editors, archivists, cinematographers, impact producers, sound recordists and other craftspeople and technical specialists.
The recipient of the award, valued at AU$5,000 (US$3,374), will be invited to give an address to AIDC delegates when the award is presented at AIDC 2020.
The event will be held March 1-4, 2020, at State Library Victoria in Melbourne, Australia.