ProSieben/Red Arrow Acquire 20% Stake In ‘Video Game High School’ Producer CDS

redarrow__120806161432Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1 Group is bolstering its digital and production business with the acquisition of a 20% stake in Collective Digital Studio. The U.S.-based multichannel network produces, distributes, and markets video content via digital platforms. ProSieben, which made … Read More »

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Collective Digital Studio To ‘Release The Hounds’ On The World For Halloween

EXCLUSIVE: Tomorrow, folks outside the UK will get a chance to see game show/horror hybrid Release The Hounds. The show, from Sony Pictures Television‘s UK production joint venture Gogglebox, premiered on Britain’s ITV2 as … Read More »

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First Look At ‘Video Game High School Season 2′: Video

I’ve been looking forward to seeing a clip of the web scripted series Video Game High School to decide whether its producers were on to something — or just hyping a gimmick — when they said that it will be the first online show to include several scenes Read More »

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‘Video Game High School 2′ Will Be First Online Production Using High Frame Rate

EXCLUSIVE: Rocket Jump Studios and Collective Digital Studio have a twist with their announcement that the second season of their YouTube action comedy series will premiere in July the week of the San Diego Comic-Con. They say that Video Game High School 2 will be the first online show that includes sequences presented in vivid 48 frames per second, twice the norm and similar to what director Peter Jackson offered with The Hobbit. You’ll have to go to a special video player at RocketJump.com to see the full effect; YouTube itself transmits in 24 fps. But the effort to make the series more cinematic suggests that backers are optimistic about the possibility of beating the 55M views last year for the nine-episode first season stories about a boy who attends the world’s most prestigious gaming academy in an alternate reality where pro video gaming is the world’s top spectator sport. Read More »

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