FilmRise, the television studio and streaming network, has acquired worldwide digital rights to a 1,200+ hour library of content from the BuzzFeed Studios portfolio of brands, which includes ‘Hot Ones’.
‘Hot Ones’ is the Emmy Award nominated and Streamy Award-winning series featuring host Sean Evans interviewing A-list celebrities over a plate of increasingly spicy wings. Other titles in the library include BuzzFeed Unsolved: True Crime and BuzzFeed Unsolved: Supernatural, Worth It and more. BuzzFeed is parent company to Complex and HuffPost.
Jonitha Keymoore, VP of Global Content Acquisitions at New York City-based FilmRise (which operates FilmRise Streaming Network, a large independently owned portfolio of ad-supported streaming apps and FAST channels), states: “BuzzFeed and Complex carry a library of content that taps into the zeitgeist of today’s culture by taking an innovative perspective to traditional formats, whether that be the unique way Hot Ones approaches the classic talk show format or BuzzFeed Unsolved takes on the true crime genre.
“These titles already have a strong audience following, and now we are thrilled to bring them to everyone, worldwide.”
Nick Wang, SVP of Business Development and Partnerships at BuzzFeed Studios, comments: “This deal with FilmRise marks a milestone for our series and our studio. We’re excited to expand the footprint of our series to audiences across digital platforms around the globe.”