Vivendi Launching Short-Form Content Venture STUDIO+


PARIS: Vivendi is set to launch STUDIO+, a venture that will create exclusive, short-form series specifically for smartphones and tablets, available via a dedicated app.

Through the app, created by France’s CANAL+ and Watchever, STUDIO+ will offer titles with episodes lasting five to ten minutes, shot in five languages in 18 different countries.

Upon its launch in France, STUDIO+ will offer 25 complete original series, with a new production launching every week. The series available will include Amnesia, a drama starring Caroline Proust; the action series Brutal with David Bell; Urban Jungle; and the thrillers Kill Skills and Madame Hollywood. More than 60 additional projects are currently being developed by STUDIO+, 25 of which are in production. The lineup of original productions will also be supplemented by international acquisitions.

A launch in some 20 countries across Europe and Latin America has been scheduled for the end of the year, with a rollout in other continents set for 2017.