Online content platform Babelgum has acquired the worldwide exclusive Internet and mobile rights to weekly video series Radar.
The three-minute episodes, which examine innovative projects across creative disciplines, are produced by WBP Labs, the experimental lab division of the Workbook Project.
The deal was negotiated by Babelgum's GM and publisher - film division Karol Martesko-Fenster with WBP Labs founder Lance Weiler.
Radar covers topics such as a musical improv duo, confessional storytelling and a community-driven online comic.
Martesko-Fenster said: 'We are thrilled about our partnership withWBP Labsand the Workbook Project. The series is stylish with high production values. Essentially they are mini docs that get to the heart of the subject matter, shot with a commercial and music video mentality by award winning filmmakers from the WBP network.'
Weiler added: 'The chance to highlight the process of those who are innovating and pushing the boundaries of creativity was a natural fit for the Workbook Project and WBP Labs. My colleagues and I are very pleased that Radar will premiere on Babelgum, a company attuned to the challenges of our digital future. We look forward to working with them to distribute the series viatheir mobile and Internet services.'
As reported yesterday, Babelgum has just relaunched its website and released its mobile application in the US. The company, based in the US, UK, Ireland, France and Italy, has other content partners including EMI, Sony BMG, BBC, Cinetic Rights Management, Content Republic, IndieFlix and several film festivals.
The Workbook Project is a global open source network for creators in the digital age. WBP Labs is described as 'agency meets think-tank meets project producer.' Digital pioneer Lance Weiler is also a feature director (The Last Broadcast) who is currently planning his next cross-media project Him.
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