Chellomedia announced today the acquisition of a 25% interest in Shorts International Ltd, the creator of ShortsTV, the television channel which is distributed on cable in France, Belgium and Luxembourg, reaching 3.2 million households. The channel is also available on several mobile phone platforms and via the internet on Joost, providing short films, cinema and animation films. The Shorts formula includes programming of 5-30 minute ‘shorts’ by indie film directors and from animation studios, music producers, and well known directors and actors including Alfred Hitchcock, Ewan Macgreagor, Julie Walters, Ray Winston, John Cleese and Mel Gibson. Further launches in European territories are expected to follow later this year.
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Arnhem-based Robert covers the Benelux, France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as IPTV, web TV, connected TV and OTT. Email Robert at [email protected].