A+E Networks and OZY Media have entered into a first-look production deal that will encompass multiple projects per year across various platforms.
The partnership covers original series based on stories OZY Media has uncovered, and it could also include live events and podcasts.
Paul Buccieri, president of A+E Networks Group, said: “We are committed to being in business with great creatives and storytellers, whose work translates across multiple platforms. The team at OZY is emblematic of all this and more and we are very proud to be in business with them. Carlos Watson’s incredible talent and creativity have led to great success across the globe, and the company he co-founded is among the most innovative in media. Our partnership deal amplifies A+E Networks’ rapidly growing in-house production auspices and will super-serve a growing hunger among consumers for fresh and unique perspectives.”
Carlos Watson, OZY Media’s CEO, added: “OZY Media’s foray into original content is the logical next step for the company to take a deeper dive into the amazing stories the editorial team has unearthed for our digital news business. Working with A+E and the company’s wide-ranging portfolio is a perfect fit for the kind of future-forward series we want to produce and reinforces the incredible vision Paul Buccieri has for A+E’s future.”