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BuzzFeed Inks First-Look Deal With Universal TV to 'Elevate Underrepresented Voices'

Media giant and entertainment company BuzzFeed is looking to expand its reach in the industry. The millennial outlet has secured a first-look deal with Universal Television this week, with a focus on developing scripted series projects based on its original published content and reporting from its journalists, Variety reports . “We are excited to join forces with UTV, an acclaimed studio with a proven track record producing series across network, cable and streaming platforms, to tap into the vast portfolio of BuzzFeed IP and elevate underrepresented voices,” said Charlotte Simms, TV development manager at Buzzfeed, in a statement . “This partnership is the foundation for building a television presence for BuzzFeed with projects that leverage our global audiences, our award-winning journalism and engaging entertainment content, and our ability to drive awareness at scale.” According to Deadline , the two entities have already hit the green-light on their first project inspired by...

Aug 26, 2020