17th August 2016
One Media iP Group Plc is pleased to announce it has completed the filming of a video pilot for a new Men & Motors series to be pitched to all major broadcasters both in the UK and on the international broadcast market.
The 22-minute pilot is being edited at Pinewood Studio. Filming for the pilot has taken place over the summer at well-known British locations with an exciting climax filmed at Brand Hatch. The show is hosted by Boyzone’s Shane Lynch and Mercedes’s corporate and CNBS’s FI presenter Torie Campbell. The format of the new show is targeted at ‘late teens to thirty cools’.
The new format, which will be a first for a motoring show, features music, in-car technology, car tests, a dating game, a destruction game, teen sport challenges, virtual car reality and high-octane fun. The supporting presenters feature Bloxed Beats, a ‘beat box’ singing combo, a well-known film stunt driver and our very own Phd physicist for the technical analysis on in car development and virtual gaming challenges.
The show will not go head-to-head with current motoring shows but will create a new motoring entertainment genre. Directed by Danny Tate (Big Brother) and hosted on the Monster Energy drinks mobile rig the new Men & Motors show will be in a class all of its own. Pitching to broadcasters will start in September 2016 and the format will be further pitched at MipCom in Cannes, France in October 2016 for international licensing opportunities.
Michael Infante CEO & Chairman and said:-
“We have tested the brand on YouTube and have been delighted at the level of interest in seeing the brand being re-launched. We intend to pitch to broadcast partners and will confirm a production company to deliver the show once a new broadcast platform has been established. Having been involved in the making of the pilot I am excited at the enthusiasm and energy that the newly formatted show will demonstrate. Shane & Torie and their co-hosts, have a TV broadcast chemistry and professionalism that really makes this a whole new motoring TV format. It’s a blast. We have thrown away the rulebook and rewritten the way that our intended target audience will reconnect with cars, trains, planes, boats and high-tech ‘stuff’. A boy’s toys special that girls will love. We have a horde of games and the latest in-car and gaming technology
One Media iP Group Plc is pleased to announce that it has entered into an exclusive long-term digital exploitation license agreement with HiBrow Productions TV & music.
HiBrow Productions was founded in 2008 by the London based Scottish film director Don Boyd, who gathered a wide and eclectic range of prestigious professionals from the international arts industries, the HiBrow ‘Curators’ whose remit was to create high quality arts content exclusively for its website www.hibrow.tv. The company’s experienced film-making teams have produced over 200 hours of original High Definition digital video content featuring numerous internationally acclaimed artists such as Joanna Lumley, Simon Callow, Brian Cox, Gary Kemp, Mike Leigh, Danny Boyle, Boris Johnson, Darcy Bussell, Phil Davies, Sebastian Foulkes, John Le Carre, Philip Pullman, Rupert Everett to name just a few with content spanning genres and specialties from across the arts spectrum, authors, actors, dancers choreographers, conductors, musicians, directors and designers all feature in this best of breed collection. It has enjoyed successful associations and partnerships with several major institutions including the BBC and Sky Arts. In November 2013, HiBrow was awarded a significant grant by the Arts Council England to support its 2014/16 production programme. An award that clearly recognised the significance of HiBrow’s contribution to the art world through the content it was creating.
The deal with One Media will ensure this relatively unexposed and unexploited content will now be made available to larger audiences via its digital audio and video routes to market which include YouTube, Amazon and its 600 digital stores such as iTunes, Spotify, Deezer and Google Play. Exact release plans are still to be announced but along side broadcast opportunities, fans can look forward to exploring ‘The HiBrow Music Sessions’ and ‘The HiBrow Spokenword Collections’ on consumer sites.
Michael Infante commenting on the deal said, “The HiBrow catalogue is a varied collection of content ranging from the Edinburgh Festival, the Quadrophenia Reunion to large orchestral works both classical and light. It features 'close up' interviews with the great and the good of the Art World, to leading composers in music and authors of great literary works. It gets behind the scenes of fashion and broadcast, making this collection the most amazing insight to the 'Arts' available today. Contemporary in his approach, Don Boyd has been the architect to an amazing evolving catalogue of film that drills down deeply under the surface of the Arts. Establishing a market for these masterpieces is both a privilege and an honour.”
Don Boyd, HiBrow's Artistic Director, commented: “One Media’s talented team are proving that intelligent exploitation and marketing of digital content via the internet can broaden audiences and provide revenues in a very competitive arena dominated by vast conglomerates with massive resources. I am delighted to be working with kindred spirits who share my passionate belief that there are significant audiences for arts programming globally. I am confident that One Media will help HiBrow reach out to fans globally as HiBrow contines on its quest to serve a public hungry for previously inaccessible high quality cultural experiences.”
Michael Infante, Chairman and CEO, commented: "The half year point is a barometer for companies for the climate ahead. Our long-term view is that of a continued repositioning of the Group's content in the changing digital marketplace and one of fresh initiatives that bring new areas of monetisation to the Company. Our year-end report of 31st October 2015 detailed our repositioning program as we weather the shift in the digital stores (eg. iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and Deezer) changing pattern of exploitation and monetisation of music, from the downloading model to that of streaming. In addition, we manage the digital stores changes in content and genres in which many of them wish to specialise. Six months on, I believe that the seismic change will most affect us this year and into the beginning of the next year. What market intelligence does tell us is that ourcore business (like the rest of the music industries) is set to reach a hiatus, with recovery expected to commence in Q1 2017. We continue to have confidence in our market approach and our new music and video and technical related initiatives are well positioned to regain our mission of 'IP' exploitation, growth and continued profit."
For full half year report please click here: http://otp.investis.com/clients/uk/onemedia/rns/regulatory-story.aspx?cid=608&newsid=744648
One Media iP is pleased to announce it's attendance at this years Midem, THE LEADING INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS EVENT FOR THE MUSIC ECOSYSTEM held in Cannes, at the Palais des Festivals, from 3-6th June 2015.
The team will join 6,150 participants and 1,236 exhibiting companies from 75 countries, building and expanding their international network. One Media's Chairman Michael Infante commented "Midem gives us the opportunity to stay on top of the industry trends and ensure our vision is always one step ahead as we dig deeper into subjects that are at the core of our industry. As the industry continues to exeprience change, we must continue to operate the best practices in the fields of music, technology, creativity and innovation. We pride ourselves as being one step ahead of the curve and Midem is a great opoprtunity to meet other influential and bright leaders in music, brands and technology."
To arrange a meeting with one of the One Media iP team attending the conference please email:
In September last year One Media announced that the Federal Court in Nashville Tennessee had issued a judgment for the sum of $781,846.32 USD (seven hundred & eighty one thousand, eight hundred and forty six dollars and 32 cents) (which includes costs of $9,928.82 USD) in favour of One Media iP Ltd against the HHO entities and Henry Hadaway personally for the wilful infringement of 1,466 (one thousand four hundred and sixty six) recordings from the Point Classics catalogue owned exclusively by One Media iP Ltd.
Having explored its legal options with regards to enforcing the award made by the Federal Court in Nashville Tennessee, One Media is pleased to update that it was informed by the Criminal Investigator's office of the United States Marshal of the Southern District of New York that it has successfully intercepted $44,585.94 of income due to Hadaway by its New York-based distributor from its on-going digital music exploitation within the United States. The Company is aware that Hadaway is now attempting to re-litigate the aforementioned judgment in Nashville Tennessee.
Michael Infante Chairman & CEO commented, "The Hadaway defendants have had ample time to defend this matter. They were served in accordance with the Hague Convention and a judgment against them was obtained in the State of Tennessee in accordance with US Law. They have had over two years in which to make legal representations in this case. They chose not to engage in the proceedings. Eight months have now passed since the ruling and the Group has been successful in its first collection of monies. One Media will robustly defend this attempt to undermine the judgment. In the meantime the United States Marshals Service will continue to enforce further collections of monies to satisfy this judgment."
Point Classics is currently one of the leading digital classical music catalogues and comprises many of the great masterpieces by the world's greatest composers. Works composed by Vivaldi, Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Strauss, Smetana, Schumann, Schubert, Rossini, Ravel, Pachelbel, Mozart, Hadyn, Handel, Dvorak, Brahms, Bizet, Beethoven, Bach and Albinoni to name just some of the 100 composers within the catalogue of rights.
The catalogue comprises of over 4000 recordings it is widely used (under strict license) for digital, physical and synchronization purposes. Point Classics operates a digital web site for music supervisors and licensees alike whereby the content is regularly exploited on a B2B basis. (www.pointclassics.com)
Men&Motors is back and will be filming at the London Motor Show on 5th May 2016 for its forthcoming series pilot. Star hosts Shane Lynch (Boyzone fame) and Torie Campbell (CNBC’s One Second in F1 racing) will be covering the show and interviewing the motoring elite. The two-man film crew and supporting cast includes ‘Bloxed Beat’ who are the Men&Motors in-house ‘musical improvisation’ beat box group. The new M&M Show being planned is proposed for broadcast in 2017. The Show is targeted at ‘late teens to 30 Cools’. M&M will introduce many new and exciting features, games and an all action line-up of an adrenaline paced show. The show will not just feature cars but introduce a cross selection of other motoring mayhem from all aspects of motor driven vehicles from ‘land sea and air’ both real and virtual.
Men&Motors launched in 1996 as a joint venture between Granada and ITV, Men&Motors grew to be one of the UK’s most popular and celebrated channels. Broadcasting motoring content on satellite and cable television for 14 years peaking at over 700,000 views per show. The channel help launch the TV careers of Richard Hammond, John Inverdale, Sacha Baron Cohen, Kelly Brook and Katie Price to name just a few and featured shows such as ‘Two Wheels Extra’, ‘The Motor Show’, ‘Model Motors’, ‘Classic Motors’, ‘Car File’, ‘Four Wheels’, ‘Trucks’, ‘Kits’n’Cruisin’, ‘Concept Cars’, ‘The 100 Most Popular Cars Ever’, ‘Dream Deals’ and ‘Motor Week’. After 14 Years on screen ITV’s focus changed to their own brand and in 2010 Men&Motors gave way to a ITV HD channel.
In 2012 Men&Motors was bought by One Media iP Group Plc and relaunched on YouTube. The channel now features over 6,500 motoring videos achieving circa half-a- million weekly views to over 55,000 subscribers. The Men&Motors video library forms one of the most comprehensive automotive archives from this period and has been painstakingly digitised to ensure fans can continue to enjoy it in this digital age.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Philip Miles as a director to the main board of One Media iP Group Plc. Philip joined the company in 2006 and was appointed as a director of One Media iP Limited in April 2007. His area of expertise has been in technical development for the Company on its internal ingestion systems and most recently on TCAT (Technical Copyright Analysis Tool).
Nigel Smethers, the Finance Director is due to retire under rotation at the forthcoming AGM. Nigel will stay with the Group as Company Secretary and Financial Controller until a new Finance Director is appointed.
A further strategic realignment of the Group sees Alice Dyson-Jones promoted to Commercial director to the One Media iP Limited subsidiary board and Mary Kuehn will leave the subsidiary board as a Non-Executive Director and take up the role as the Executive Sales Consultant for North America.
CEO Michael Infante commented "As our Group enters a new stage of digital development we must put into place the skill sets that will serve the Group moving forward. Nigel's retirement from the full responsibilities of a director will require a candidate with a specialist skill set to meet our new challenges. Nigel's relentless energy and involvement in the Groups founding development cannot be more appreciated and respected by me for which I thank him. Philip Miles has worked alongside me in technical development for 20 years, both in my previous company and here at One Media. As we enter a more demanding market for technical services, especially with our in-house developed service TCAT, it is only right that we have technical representation at board level. Our principal subsidiary company One Media iP Limited, which is responsible for day-to-day operations, also requires change in line with the shifting market. We will be aggressively marketing our content in the world of 'neighbouring rights' and need to turn our attention to both sales and marketing in this arena. Mary Kuehn joined the One Media iP Limited board in 2010 as a Non-Executive. She now moves off that board to take up a sales consulting position in North America on our behalf. Alice Dyson-Jones joined the company in November 2014 as Brands & Communications Manager. Her sales and marketing expertise together with her commercial knowledge of our industry now sees her promoted to Commercial Director of One Media iP Limited. She will spearhead our broadcast opportunities with Men & Motors and oversee our Neighbouring rights initiatives. She will continue to oversee Corporate Communications."
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