TVN launches OTT originals

Polish media giant TVN is launching a raft of original programming for its streaming service.

Lip-Sync-4The slate of OTT originals includes a local version of Viacom-distributed hit format Lip Sync Battle. The original US version (pictured) runs on the Spike cable channel.

There are also two online unscripted series and spin-offs of shows from the TVN linear channels including Kuchenne Rewolucje. Powroty (Kitchen Revolutions Returns) and Zony Hollywood Wiêcej (Hollywood Housewives).

In a rare example of an OTT service sharing some usage statistics, TVN said the average user now consumes eight and half hours of content a month on the service, and that there are two million consumers accessing the service each month.

The Polish channel and OTT operator is now owned by US-based Scripps Networks Interactive.

Speaking about the OTT content push, TVN CEO Markus Tellenbach said: “TVN’s original online productions are developed specifically for today’s young media consumer – shorter episodes and a concentration on action to accommodate mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets as evidenced by Web Therapy, our first online original production starring polish oscar-winning actress Agata Kulesza.”