Watchable Orders Orders Original Series 'Awesome Pet Thoughts' From Jukin Media
October 24, 2016
LOS ANGELES (10/25/2016) -- Jukin Media, the global leader in user-generated entertainment with more than 2.5 billion monthly video views online and with linear TV shows on the air in 220 markets worldwide, has announced that it will produce a new original series AWESOME PET THOUGHTS for Comcast’s Watchable. The first five episodes are available on the platform today, with fifteen additional episodes scheduled for release over the coming weeks.
Written and directed by Jukin Media’s in-house creative team, and featuring more than a dozen top-notch voice artists, AWESOME PET THOUGHTS is a fresh new comedic series that takes viewers through a narrative story arc where the principal characters are pets and animals. The characters encounter amusing issues commonly faced by millennials like “suffering through a weekday hangover” and “hooking up with a coworker.”
Each episode is three to four minutes in length, and draws source video material of pets and animals from Jukin’s UGC video library, which lends a unique authenticity and spontaneity to the series. The source material is stitched together to create hilarious and absurd storylines that create entire fictional worlds around the characters.
“We’re always asking our partners to push the envelope,” said Craig Parks, Vice President of Programming for Watchable. “The folks at Jukin have done the most amazing things with user generated footage and once again they’re finding a way to innovate and push the format forward.”
“We wanted to create a humanlike world occupied only by pets. So we started conceptualizing what a modern-day sitcom would be strictly using pet content,” said Josh Entman, Cofounder and Chief Development Officer at Jukin Media, who leads original series development for Jukin. “Turns out, pets are just as ridiculous as the rest of us.”
AWESOME PET THOUGHTS debuts as part of Watchable’s Exclusives collection, which launched earlier this year. It can be accessed online at Watchable.com, via the Watchable iPhone and Android apps, and Xfinity X1 customers can access the content online directly on their TVs.
About Jukin Media:
Jukin Media is a global entertainment company powered by user-generated video content. Jukin receives more than 2.5 billion monthly views across digital platforms, and is the leader in discovering, acquiring, and curating the web's most compelling UGC videos. Jukin produces original content for TV, the web, and emerging platforms, and is owner/ operator of entertainment franchises FailArmy, JukinVideo, People Are Awesome, and The Pet Collective (with FremantleMedia), which combine for more than 45 million fans online. Additionally, Jukin provides a wide range of solutions that allow premium brands, publishers, and media networks, to commercially utilize user-generated video content. For more information, visit http://jukinmedia.com.
Mike Skogmo, Jukin Media
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Debbie Frey, Watchable from Comcast