(Toronto/Las Vegas – December 4, 2014) – A Super Channel original production from Toronto’s AllScreen Entertainment,Naked News Uncovered, will be going live on VOD in the US through Syndicado. After premiere launches on direct to fan sites, VHX and Vimeo, Syndicado will be releasing Naked News Uncovered December 9, 2014 on GooglePlay TV followed by a Spring launch on hulu.
Naked News is the world’s first and only all-nude news show, which burst onto the world scene in 1999 and immediately garnered massive media attention. Produced in Toronto, it continues as a subscription website and daily TV newscast which AllScreen media saw as the perfect combo for a new reality exposé docu-series.
“Who hasn’t heard of the Naked News?” said Greg Rubidge, President of Syndicado. “This kind of behind the scenes docu-series on a higher profile media property, while still tame enough for prime time, always takes off better on digital platforms, playing to younger audiences across multiple devices. The Naked News Uncovered was a hit with our key distribution partners and we’re delighted to work with AllScreen, growing the show’s exposure in the US on the major TV VOD outlets.”
“What we found at Naked News was a fascinating family of oddballs, misfits and larger-than-life characters,” says series co-creator and co-director Allan Novak. “The events that transpired over the six months of filming are both jaw-droppingly bizarre and unbelievably funny. Having worked with Syndicado on my previous show, Loving Spoonfuls, where they grew the audience and revenue for the show on hulu, GooglePlay TV and Amazon, co-creator Barri Cohen and I thought they’d be a great fit for the Naked News Uncovered to take to the next step for us through VOD.”
Naked News Uncovered will be available for rent or purchase through GooglePlay TV starting December 9, 2014 and on hulu plus’ subscription service in April 2015.
Founded in 2009 to serve the needs of traditional sales agents, indie producers and distributors for new revenue through digital distribution VOD – Syndicado has grown its library to over 1500 hours of programming across every major VOD outlet in the USA and Canada, in addition to reaching Europe, Asia and Latin America through its iTunes, Google and Microsoft partnerships. This year marked the company’s growth in to theatrical distribution in the USA and Canada. Syndicado’s expertise and unique business model allows distributors and other rights holders a cost effective strategy to fully exploit emerging digital opportunities.
About AllScreen Entertainment
AllScreen Entertainment is a newly-launched Canadian media company led by two of the most talented and respected TV producers in the country, Allan Novak and Barri Cohen. AllScreen was founded in 2011 with a mandate to make smart, funny and memorable programs-with-heart across genres, formats, platforms and borders. Along with network-based television, AllScreen intends to build co-ventures, brand partnerships and engage in alternative, out-of-the-box business thinking that matches the speed of change in today’s media world. Look to AllScreen to deliver a wide slate of factual, lifestyle, reality and documentary programs – as well as scripted and unscripted comedy and dramatic entertainment – on all screens.
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