MGM Television and Jukin Media have entered into a co-production pact to collaborate on a number of unscripted original series for network, cable and premium SVOD. The companies will create, develop, and produce new competition-formatted programs utilizing user-generated video content (UCG).
“The projects we are developing together break away from the traditional clip show format and offer something disruptive and fun for fans of UGC,” said Barry Poznick, President of Unscripted Television, MGM.”
MGM Television has a proven track record of building successful unscripted franchises (Survivor, Shark Tank, The Voice) and will work in collaboration with Jukin, owner/operator of social video franchises FailArmy, People Are Awesome, The Pet Collective, and JukinVideo, to develop series that feature user generated content, but are far away from the standard clip show. Initial concepts will focus on competitions, game shows and talent shows that are infused with user-generated video.
“With their top notch track record for producing innovative formats, MGM is the perfect partner for us to take our massive library and continue to push the envelope for how user footage can be woven into the fabric of a series,” said Josh Entman, Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer, Jukin Media.