New York, NY (PRWEB) October 15, 2007
Dailymotion, the world's largest independent video sharing site, and Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) Europe today announced an agreement to make news, entertainment and animation programming available to audiences across Europe. The agreement marks Turner's choice of Dailymotion as a key partner in the wider distribution of its content across non-linear platforms and the continued distribution of Adult Swim outside of the US.
The deal covers content from Turner's leading global news network, CNN International, which will be featured on the new Dailymotion News Channel with hourly refreshes, as well as from Adult Swim, the edgy animation brand which will form a key part of Dailymotion's Funny Channel with clips from flagship programs such as Robot Chicken, Frisky Dingo and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. In addition, Dailymotion will feature clips from Nuts TV, the recently launched men's entertainment channel, produced in association with IPC Media.
Casey Harwood, SVP for digital media at TBS Europe, said, "We see a great future in harnessing the dynamism of Dailymotion to reach a new and exciting audience. Turner is constantly looking at new ways of distributing our content across popular new platforms and we're delighted to be entering what should be a great working relationship with Dailymotion."
"We're happy to bring Turner's original programming to Dailymotion's audience," said Mark Zaleski, executive chairman of Dailymotion. "We believe the addition of Turner's high quality programming will complement the creative contributions of our users."
A top 50 website worldwide (source: Alexa), Dailymotion is the world's largest independent provider of premium user generated and licensed online video entertainment. Every day, 15,000 new videos are uploaded into Dailymotion's global network of localized video entertainment sites, where a programming team turns the user generated and licensed content into a high quality, entertainment experience for the 3 million daily visitors. Using the most advanced technology for both users and content creators, Dailymotion provides a high quality video in a fast, easy to use Web site that also automatically filters infringing material (soon to be released). Dailymotion's mission is to provide the best possible entertainment experience for users and the best business experience for content owners. For more information, visit http://www.dailymotion.com.
About Turner Broadcasting System Europe:
Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) Europe delivers some of the world's most successful and well-known news and entertainment brands - including CNN International, Cartoon Network, TCM (Turner Classic Movies), Boomerang, and [adult swim]- across approximately 100 countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Alongside its TV channels, TBS Europe is at the forefront of developing its brands through the internet, broadband, wireless, DVD, e-commerce, merchandising, cinema, publishing and every other available platform. TBS Europe Limited is a Time Warner Company.
About Adult Swim:
Adult Swim launched in the US in 2001 and in the UK in 2006 on TV and online. Adult Swim features non-conformist programming aimed at adults 18-34 including a broad mix of humour and unconventional, surreal animation which has earned it a discerning and loyal following. Original and acquired animated comedy and action is also available via a UK broadband site http://www.adultswim.co.uk.
Adult Swim is available in the UK through the channel website, Bravo TV, Mobi TV, 02 and BT Vision; in South Africa on GO; Russia on Channel 2 x 2 and Germany on Maxdome VOD/SVOD.
CNN's commitment to the digital space recently saw the redesign of CNN.com to combine video, text, images and user generated content within the storytelling page and the relaunch of CNN Mobile as part of its continuing drive to greater digital integration.
About Nuts TV:
Nuts TV was launched by Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) Europe on Wednesday 12th September. The channel was inspired by IPC Media's best-selling weekly lads mag NUTS and produced in a purpose built studio by ETV (enteraction tv ltd). NUTS TV airs daily from 21.00 - 01.00 on Freeview channel 42 and offers a cutting-edge concept in television programming with a multi-platform launch and UGC strategy in heart. Regular programme strands cover the core elements of entertainment, cars, comedy, gadgets, sports and music. For more info on NUTS TV go to http://www.nuts.tv.