Vox Media Studios Plans to Release 12 Video Series for Streaming Video Services and TV Networks
Vox Media Studios, which recently announced apartnership with Hulu to create original food-focused content for the streaming service, says it expects to make about 12 original, long-form video series’ for a variety of streaming services and TV networks this year. The company, which was formerly known as Vox Entertainment, currently has seven series that are either currently in production or have already premiered on platforms like Netflix, CNN and YouTube, but there’s ambition to hit the dozen mark by the end of 2019.
With recent success and partnerships in place, Vox Media Studio has momentum to create content for a younger audience. Speaking on the plans, Vox Media Studios’ head of entertainment, Chadd Mumm, had this to say:
”We have a reputation now. Last year, it was all a bet [that we could succeed,] but we still had to show it on the field. And now, we have development hype and people are bringing us great ideas that we can partner on and take to market.”
Vox Media Studios acquired Epic Magazine for an undisclosed price in April, with the 15-person staff serving as one unit within the new Vox Media Studios division, which will be responsible for all of Vox Media’s film, TV and podcast efforts.
Mumm, as head of entertainment, will continue to oversee existing and new projects developed by his group, which includes the new multiyear output deal with Hulu to produce original food programming, including the first two series orders: “Family Style” and “Eater’s Guide to the World.” It’s unclear of the upcoming projects that Vox Media Studios expects to release by the end of this year, but, given the company’s success with brands like Eater, which is original food content, as well as tech topics featured on Recode and The Verge, Vox Media is beginning to establish itself with audiences across a variety of platforms and networks.