(Pictured: Max Carver and Hannah Kasulka in “Filthy Preppy Teen$”)
Fullscreen’s long-anticipated SVOD service finally has a premiere date. The multi-platform media company announced today that it will debut on April 26.
Targeting Fullscreen’s 13 to 30-year-old audience, the subscription service will feature more than 800 hours of content. It will be availavble at www.fullscreen.com and via iPhone, iPad, select Android Phones and Chromecast for $4.99 per month, with an initial 30-day free trial. Support for other internet-enabled devices will roll out later this year.
It will be available outside the U.S. at the same $4.99 price point, with over 90% of the original content and a large selection from the content library.
AT&T (which co-owns Fullscreen’s parent company, Otter Media, with the Chernin Group) will be the service’s launch sponsor, collaborating with Fullscreen to market and promote it with special offers for AT&T’s more than 100 million video, mobile and broadband customers.
Fullscreen and AT&T will also co-produce premium content that will air both on the Fullscreen SVOD service and on a Fullscreen programming block on AT&T’s Audience Network, available to DirecTV and U-verse TV subscribers.
“This is for an audience that we know and love — a generation of young people that grew up with online video and social media,” said George Strompolos, Fullscreen founder and CEO, in a statement. “The phone is their primary screen and they look up to an entirely new breed of creators and stars. We’ve created something special for them that feels more in tune with the way they want to experience great entertainment.”
The Fullscreen SVOD lineup will feature short-form series, as well as full-length films. It’s original scripted lineup will include:
“Electra Woman & Dyna Girl” (Eight 11-min. episodes). A reboot of Sid and Marty Krofft’s campy 1970s TV series starring YouTubers Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart as two under-appreciated super heroes who leave their hometown in Ohio to fight crime in the Hollywood spotlight.
“Filthy Preppy Teen$” (Eight 22-min. episodes). A comedy about high drama at Brewster Bay Preparatory Academy starring Hannah Kasulka, Max Carver, Malese Joy, Tajh Bellow and Dylan Gelula. It was created by Curtis Gwinn (“The Walking Dead,” “The Leftovers”), Paul Scheer (“Party Over Here,” “Fresh off the Boat”) andJonathan Stern (“Children’s Hospital,” “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp”) and Keith Quinn (“The LXD,” “Jackass 3.5”).
“Jack & Dean of All Trades” (Six 11-min. episodes). A pair of recent university grads (Jack Howard and Dean Dobbs) try their hands at temping, with comically disastrous results.
“Kingdom Geek” (26 episodes). A geeked-out throw-down of pop culture hosted by superhero expert Andre Meadows (Black Nerd Comedy) and Katie Wilson featuring a variety of nerd-culture-loving guests debating and celebrating topics including film, TV, gaming and comics
“Making Moves” (Eight 11-min. episodes). Aspiring dancer Ethan (Patrick Cook) moves to Los Angeles, where he befriends Bridget (Megan Batoon), whose online channel is devoted to the cutthroat dance scene, and is schooled by his rising star cousin Sammie (Raychel Weiner) and her dance crew.
“My Selfie Life” (Ten 22-min episodes). A docu-series that takes an up-close and unfiltered look at the lives of young Americans, shot by the subjects themselves. Each episode follows a life-changing moment in the journey toward self-discovery. It covers such topics as a twin’s terminal illness, beginning a gender transition as a nursing dad, choosing between love and starting a new life in America, and publically losing 200 pounds via Instagram.
“Shane & Friends” (26 episodes). YouTube star Shane Dawson and co-host/producer Jessie Buttafuoco dish about pop culture, play ridiculous games and dig deep into the lives of their celebrity guests, serving up brutally honest questions that others might not have the gall to ask.
“Zall Good with Alexis G. Zall” (26 episodes). Host Alexis G. Zall interviews young people who do extraordinary things and gets to know her guests and audience through games, jokes and fan interactions.
Founded in 2011 as a YouTube multi-channel network, Fullscreen has expanded across platforms (Facebook, Vine, Instagram, Go90, Watchable, etc.) and branched out into films with the documentary “#O2LForever” and the drama “The Outfield,” starring Nash Grier and Cameron Dallas.