Content specifically tailored to mobile consumption is coming of age and there is a gap in the market for high-end drama specifically tailored to mobile consumption according to Vivendi SVP of business development Hala Baviere.Vivendi has been a leading exponent of creating content specifically for mobile distribution through its creation of Studio+, a dedicated unit set up to produce short-form series for mobile.Taking part in a panel session on mobile content at Cable Congress, Baviere said that the idea behind Studio+ came from the fact that “it fulfills the expectations of a generation on the move”. She said that research showed more and more Millennials are watching short-form video on their mobiles, but are also interested in the type of high-end drama currently only available on TV. “They are increasingly fans of high-value scripted drama, and there is none in short format so we decided to fill that gap.”Each season created by Studio+ comprises 10 episodes of 10 minutes in length. The shows are created with mobile viewing in mind, using narrow angles, high-intensity screenplays and cover multiple genres that are “compelling to this new generation”, she said.Baviere said the cost of high-quality drama was high. However, she said that the content appealed to all age segments, not just Millennials. “It is not just about digital natives versus the rest,” she said.Baviere said that Vivendi wanted to create “powerful unexpected stories with global relevance” that would appeal to Brazilian as much as US audiences. “We focused on drama, action, thrillers and romance and left out comedy because we believe comedy travels very poorly,” she said.Baviere said that producing high-value content meant that there is a need to seek multiple ways to make a return.“A direct to consumer proposition helps you monetise the content you are producing. If you partner with major telcos that see a host of benefits of including the content in their tariff plan – it all depends on the business model that you have,” she said.Baviere said a range of monetisation models were possible for short-form content – “whatever works best to get this content to a larger audience possible”.
Channel provider SPI International is moving into movie and TV series production in partnership with movie director and producer Phillipe Martinez.The partnership calls for four TV series productions, including Salvage Marines, a TV series about a group of soldiers involved in the eponymous militarised deep space operation, production of which started in March; Mister Mayfair, a trilogy about a former New York gangster living in Mayfair, London; and The Intergalactic Adventures of Max Cloud, a story is about a space cruiser that crashes on a planet that is home to an intergalactic prison.“I couldn’t be more pleased to announce our partnership with director and producer Phillipe Martinez. Together we are producing three movies and a brand new TV series in 2019,” said Loni Farhi, president of SPI International.“SPI is investing in products and programmes that will speak to and delight audiences worldwide.”
Derry housemate Ashleigh Coyle.Derry girl Ashleigh Coyle is finding “sex talk” by her fellow Big Brother housemates “weird.”The former Oakgrove Integrated College pupil is, at 18 years old, the youngest contestant in the “house” and following a number housemates’ conversation turning to their “pornography preferences,” the former “Miss Derry” made her feelings known, admitting she found it “weird” how often the conversation turned to sex.Meanwhile, the part-time shop assistant and model has survived the first round of eviction nominations despite two of her fellow housemates wanting her off the show. BB UPDATE: DERRY HOUSEMATE ASHLEIGH FINDS SEX TALK “WEIRD” was last modified: June 10th, 2014 by stephenstephen Tags: ShareTweet Pauline Wood (27), who hit headlines three years ago when she claimed she had a “threesome” with England and Manchester United star Wayne Rooney while working as a prostitute, told Big Brother she was wanted Ashleigh evicted because they did not have “much in common.”Pauline Wood: nominated Asheigh for evention.Pauline added: “She is very reserved. I personally like other pepole who have a lot more to say. I think she is going to be the type of housemate who is going to ostracise herself from everybody and she has done that very quickly.”Ash Harrison also wanted Ashley evicted.The 26-year-old from Manchester told Big Brother: “Since I have been here everybody has been in the garden having a drink. She doesn’t have a drink and she goes to bed early and while she is trying to get to sleep we are messing about in the bedroom – you can feel that certain people are p…ed off. We are here to have fun – we have not come here just to go to bed.” As for Ashleigh, she nominated Tamara Stewart-Wood for eviction.The Derry girl said the 24-year-old from London ignored her.Ashleigh said: “I just feel she doesn’t really care what I am doing or how I am.”Ashleigh also nominated Winston Showan (27), from London, because she found it difficult to have a conversation with him.The Derry housemate told Big Brother: “I find it quite hard to talk to Winston about anything. Sometimes, I just don’t know what he is talking about. Today, he was talking about nuts and bread – i think it was supposed to be funny, I just found it a bit weird.”Meanwhile, Danielle McMahon, Jale Karaturp and Tamara Stewart-Wood picked up the most votes from their fellow housemates and will be at risk of eviction on Friday.Jale got five nominations, while Danielle and Tamara picked up four nods each. ashleighbigbrothercoylesextalkweird
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