Endemol Beyond USA Content Launches On Vessel Today
August 19, 2016 - Endemol Beyond USA, Endemol Shine North America’s premium content network, has struck a distribution deal with Vessel to stream an array of content, including current programming from its recently launched ICON Network, as well as early access to upcoming Endemol Beyond USA videos, it was announced today by Adrian Sexton, Chief Operating Officer, Endemol Beyond USA.
Starting today, Vessel members can stream more than 700 Endemol Beyond USA videos including content from Pitbull, Jessica Sanchez, Drea de Matteo, Andy Milonakis and Brittany Furlan.
Vessel members can also stream eight series from ICON Network, the premium lifestyle network that’s led creatively by Phan and launched last spring globally. ICON series include “Pretty Little Pranksters,” “Everyday Luxe,” “The FAQs” and “Fascinating Women.”
Vessel is also set to distribute Endemol Beyond USA’s “Fear Factor Moments,” from the iconic TV series and “Fear Factor Mashups,” which feature memorable moments that have been mashed-up and auto-tuned by top remix DJ Steve Porter.
“As we grow out our premium brands like ICON and Smasher networks, we are also always looking for new premium distribution partners,” says Sexton. “Vessel’s user experiences for both advertising and subscription models make them a perfect fit.”
As a Premium Content Network, Endemol Beyond USA content is available across more than 20 platforms including YouTube, Roku, TiVo, DailyMotion, Amazon Fire TV and Vessel. In addition to ICON Network, Endemol Beyond USA is set to launch eSports and gaming Smasher Network later this fall.
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ABOUT ENDEMOL SHINE NORTH AMERICA
Endemol Shine North America delivers world-class content and compelling storytelling to multiple platforms in the U.S. and across the globe. Endemol Shine North America is part of Endemol Shine Group, the newly launched global content creator, producer and distributor with a diverse portfolio of companies in the U.S. that are behind some of the most prominent hit television formats and series in the world. Its Endemol Shine Latino division oversees all Spanish-language sales and development in both the U.S. and Mexico. And subsidiary production companies include Authentic Entertainment, Original Media, True Entertainment and 51 Minds Entertainment. In addition, Endemol Shine North America has a strategic partnership with Ryan Seacrest Productions.
Endemol Shine Group’s companies in North America are behind hit series including Below Deck (Bravo), Bullseye (FOX), Big Brother (CBS), The Biggest Loser (NBC), Fake Off (TruTV) Hell on Wheels (AMC), Ink Master (Spike), It Takes a Church (GSN), Kingdom (DirecTV), Knife Fight (Esquire), MasterChef (FOX), MasterChef Junior (FOX), Restaurant Startup (CNBC), Swamp People (History), The Island (NBC), The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo), Steve Harvey (NBCU), T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle (VH1), Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge (CMT), Wipeout (ABC) and many more.
Endemol Beyond USA, one of the fastest-growing and award-winning digital networks of 2014, is part of the Endemol Shine Group. As a Premium Content Network, Endemol Beyond USA content is available across more than 20 platforms including YouTube, Yahoo, AOL, Roku, TiVo, DailyMotion and Amazon Fire TV. Endemol Beyond is the first Premium Channel Network with hubs in the US, UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, with plans to expand into Asia, Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe. Endemol Beyond USA produces and distributes premium-quality online content starring influential talent such as Pitbull, Brittany Furlan, Drea de Matteo and Andy Milonakis across lifestyle, comedy, reality and music-themed digital networks. Together Endemol Beyond and digital pioneer Michelle Phan have recently launched ICON, the first worldwide Premium Lifestyle Network. ICON is an online global destination featuring a prolific slate of original programming in beauty, fashion, wellness, DIY, food, human interest stories and travel.