CANNES, MIPTV – 5 April 2017 – Studio+, The first app developed by Vivendi Group for viewing digital short premium series, has acquired New Form’s sci-fi adventure series Miss 2059 from Keshet International.
The worldwide exclusive first run deal (exclu. US, China, Norway and Poland), brokered by Rose Hughes Senior Sales Manager, will see season one of Miss 2059 available on the SVOD platform in the coming months.
Streamy Award-nominated Miss 2059 (12 X 10’) is an intergalactic sci-fi adventure about a beauty queen on Earth who is mistakenly selected to represent humanity in a life-or-death Galactic tournament, It stars Anna Akana (1.4 million YouTube subscribers, Ant Man, The Fosters), Nikki Soohoo (The Lovely Bones, Stick It, Private Practice) and Hartley Sawyer (Geek & Sundry’s Caper, The Young and the Restless, The McCarthys).
Aline Marrache-Tesseraud, SVP International SVOD Acquisitions at Studio + said, “We are delighted to initiate a collaboration with Keshet International for Studio+ on premium digital scripted content, and to participate with such a dynamic international company on their developments in digital’
Keren Shahar, COO & President of Distribution at Keshet International, said “We’re pleased that Studio + has selected this premium mid-form series as one which will help them carve out their audience as they build their brand.”
STUDIO+ is the first offer dedicated to premium scripted short series. STUDIO+ is the promise of a brand new and enriching viewing experience, based on a new fictional formats of 10×10 Originals. Launched in Latin America, France and Italy, STUDIO+ brings unexpected and powerful stories to life: its intuitive app offers a catalog of Original series, as well as acquisitions of first run and exclusive series in short formats.
New Form is a leading digital entertainment studio creating and distributing premium narrative content. In October last year KI became distribution partner for three of New Form’s original millennial and young adult digital scripted series: Miss 2059, Cold and Mr Student Body President which was acquired by Channel 4’s on-demand channel All 4. The series are available in the US on go90™.
Visit the Keshet International stand R8.C9, Riviera 8, Palais Des Festivals, at MIPTV 3 – 6 April 2017
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About Keshet International:
Keshet International (KI) is Keshet Media Group’s global distribution and production arm. Headed by CEO Alon Shtruzman, it includes Keshet’s local production subsidiaries (Keshet UK, Keshet Asia, Keshet MX in Mexico, Keshet Studios in the US and Tresor Produktions in Germany) as well as its global distribution arm.
KI’s catalogue spans all genres including drama, comedy, game show, talent show, documentaries, factual entertainment/reality dating and kids and includes both original content developed within the KI network of companies and select third party IP.
Highlights include BBC One’s family drama The A Word; Channel 4’s comedy drama Loaded; the international hit Prisoners of War, upon which the prime time Emmy® winner Homeland was based; gripping espionage thriller False Flag; the high octane game show BOOM!; hit interactive talent show Rising Star and children’s talent show Master Class; reality dating format Girlfri3nds; and international Emmy® Award-winning ‘buddy comedy’ Traffic Light.
About New Form
New Form is an entertainment studio that redefines how stories are developed, packaged and distributed. New Form empowers creators and audiences to produce original narratives that transcend traditional categories and platforms. Watch New Form series on a variety of global outlets, including CW’s The Seed, Refinery29, Fullscreen and go90, or go to newformdigital.com and learn more.
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