AUSTRALIA’S MOST WATCHED WEB
SERIES!


THE MOST WATCHED GAY WEB SERIES 

IN THE WORLD

Click to Watch Season 4 Teaser
THE	
  HORIZON	
  is	
  an	
  Australian	
  Web	
  Series	
  that	
  
has	
  taken	
  the	
  world	
  by	
  storm.	
  	
  ...
THE	
  HORIZON	
  brings	
  the	
  lives	
  and	
  loves	
  of	
  
Sydney’s	
  urban	
  gay	
  community	
  to	
  millions...
At	
  the	
  recent	
  LA	
  Webfest,	
  THE	
  HORIZON	
  was	
  proud	
  to	
  receive	
  the	
  following	
  awards:	
 ...
Stunning	
  subscriber	
  and	
  viewership	
  growth	
  
!
+ Season	
  1	
  (aired	
  since	
  Nov	
  2009)	
  	
  	
  7,...
The	
  stats	
  tell	
  the	
  story	
  
!
THE	
  HORIZON	
  is	
  a	
  proven	
  smash	
  hit,	
  attracting	
  	
  
audi...
NEXT	
  STEPS
Next	
  Steps	
  
!
Having	
  completed	
  principle	
  photography	
  of	
  
Seasons	
  5	
  and	
  6	
  in	
  Sydney	
  ...
We	
  are	
  pioneers	
  
!
This	
  is	
  a	
  historic	
  announcement	
  as	
  it	
  is	
  the	
  
first	
  internationa...
And	
  we	
  aren’t	
  stopping	
  there	
  
!
The	
  aim	
  is	
  to	
  go	
  global.	
  To	
  create	
  an	
  online	
  ...
OUR	
  CREATIVE	
  TEAM
BOAZ	
  STARK	
  Writer	
  
!
Boaz	
  has	
  worked	
  extensively	
  as	
  a	
  television	
  scriptwriter	
  for	
  25	
...
BRIAN	
  COBB	
  Producer	
  
!
Brian	
  attended	
  AFTRS	
  (Australian	
  Film	
  Television	
  and	
  Radio	
  School)...
CONTACT:	
  Brian	
  Cobb	
  Producer	
  
	
  +61	
  423	
  838	
  433	
  	
  (AUS)	
  
	
  brian@cobbstarproductions.com	...
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Brian Cobb, The Horizon - The Horizons – Australia’s Most Watched Web Series Goes Global. What is the Multi Screen Strategy? Why Being Niche Works

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Brian Cobb delivered the presentation at the 2014 Multi-screen TV Summit.

The 2014 Multi-screen TV Summit brought together the who’s who of video on demand and multi-platform content production for two high powered days – examining video on demand, cross platform release strategies, catch up TV, programmatic trading, new 'super' reality TV formulas, new cross platform drama/ immersive formats and high speed WebTV.

For more information about the event, please visit: http://bit.ly/MSTV2014

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Brian Cobb, The Horizon - The Horizons – Australia’s Most Watched Web Series Goes Global. What is the Multi Screen Strategy? Why Being Niche Works

  1. 1. AUSTRALIA’S MOST WATCHED WEB SERIES! 
 THE MOST WATCHED GAY WEB SERIES 
 IN THE WORLD

  2. 2. Click to Watch Season 4 Teaser
  3. 3. THE  HORIZON  is  an  Australian  Web  Series  that   has  taken  the  world  by  storm.    Currently  it  has   over  23  Million  Views  and  76,500  subscribers   on  YouTube.       ! Made  in  conjunction  with  the  Aids  Council  of   NSW,    THE  HORIZON  SERIES  interweaves  safe  sex   messages.  It  also  raises  awareness  around  HIV   and  gay  issues  in  a  subtle,  sexy  and  most   importantly,  entertaining  way.           !
  4. 4. THE  HORIZON  brings  the  lives  and  loves  of   Sydney’s  urban  gay  community  to  millions  of   screens  around  the  world.    Hard  edged  and   tender,  or  both  at  once,  THE  HORIZON  has   captured  a  fiercely  loyal  and  ever-­‐expanding   audience,  through  its  contemporary  story-­‐telling   and  engaging  characters.   !    
  5. 5. At  the  recent  LA  Webfest,  THE  HORIZON  was  proud  to  receive  the  following  awards:   + Outstanding  Drama  Series   + Outstanding  Writing  in  a  Drama  Series   + Two  Outstanding  Lead  Actor  Awards
  6. 6. Stunning  subscriber  and  viewership  growth   ! + Season  1  (aired  since  Nov  2009)      7,000,000+  views  and  growing  by  an  average  of  10,000  views  DAILY   + Season  2  (aired  since  Dec  2012):    8,000,000+  views  and  growing  by  an  average  of  20,000  views  DAILY   + Season  3  (aired  since  Nov  2013):    4,000,000+  views  and  growing  by  an  average  of  20,000  views  DAILY   + Season  4  released  July  2014:  See  link  Season  4  Teaser   + For  latest  viewer  and  subscriber  figures  click  here:  http://youtube.com/TheHorizonSeries      
  7. 7. The  stats  tell  the  story   ! THE  HORIZON  is  a  proven  smash  hit,  attracting     audiences  across  the  world.   TOP  10  COUNTRIES   PERCENTAGE  VIEWERSHIP   ! 1.  United  States     23%   2.  United  Kingdom     14%   3.  Saudi  Arabia     12%   4.  Australia        8%   5.  Brazil        8%   6.  Canada                          6%   7.  Germany      4%   8.  Indonesia     3.5%   9.  Philippines     3.4%     10.India          3%    
  8. 8. NEXT  STEPS
  9. 9. Next  Steps   ! Having  completed  principle  photography  of   Seasons  5  and  6  in  Sydney  in  August  2014,  THE   HORIZON  SERIES  has  just  announced  an   international  co-­‐production  with  US  based   Frontiers  Media.     ! THE  HORIZON:  LA  will  be  developed  in  the  next  3   months  and  shot  towards  the  end  of  2014.     ! http://www.bandt.com.au/media/the-­‐horizon-­‐gets-­‐us-­‐ co-­‐production-­‐deal  
  10. 10. We  are  pioneers   ! This  is  a  historic  announcement  as  it  is  the   first  international  collaboration  of  an  online   series.  The  story  will  continue  in  Los  Angeles   with  our  key  Australian  cast  peppering  new   US  characters  and  story-­‐lines.  It  will  be   fronted  by  Emmy  Award  winning  actor,  Jai   Rodriguez  who  featured  in  Season  6,  recently   filmed  in  Sydney.     ! !
  11. 11. And  we  aren’t  stopping  there   ! The  aim  is  to  go  global.  To  create  an  online   empire  of  THE  HORIZON  brand.     ! Whilst  continuing  to  produce  the  Sydney   series,    we  want  to  develop  international   version’s  of  THE  HORIZON  SERIES  in  major   cities  around  the  world.     ! THE  HORIZON:  LONDON,  NEW  YORK,   MADRID,  TEL  AVIV,  BERLIN.  
  12. 12. OUR  CREATIVE  TEAM
  13. 13. BOAZ  STARK  Writer   ! Boaz  has  worked  extensively  as  a  television  scriptwriter  for  25  years,  including   stints  on  such  internationally  successful  shows  as  Neighbours,  Home  &  Away,   Always  Greener  and  Packed  to  the  Rafters  .           An  experienced  script  producer,  editor  and  copywriter,  Boaz  has  also  worked  on   animated  series  and  had  short  stories  published.    In  2008,  he  produced  The  Drag   Queen  Baby  Name  Book,  which  is  still  selling  well  internationally.   ! In  2014,  Boaz  received  an  award  for    Outstanding  Achievement  in  Writing  at  the   L.A.  Webfest  for  his  work  on  The  Horizon.    
  14. 14. BRIAN  COBB  Producer   ! Brian  attended  AFTRS  (Australian  Film  Television  and  Radio  School)  and   graduated  from  Producing  and  Screen  Business  in  2011.  In  2012,  one  of  Brian’s   short  films  (The  Last  Match)  was  selected  &  screened  as  part  of  the  Cannes  Film   Festival's  'Cinemas  Des  Antipodes'.  This  was  followed  by  another  selection  for  the   same  festival  in  2013  (The  Adviser).   ! In  2013  he  was  selected  for  The  Screen  Producers  Association  of  Australia’s  ‘Ones   to  Watch’  Mentorship  program.  Brian  focuses  on  projects  that  combine  his  love   of  story,  his  need  to  entertain  and  incite,  and  his  desire  to  leave  an  audience   wholly  satisfied.  
  15. 15. CONTACT:  Brian  Cobb  Producer    +61  423  838  433    (AUS)    brian@cobbstarproductions.com    
 www.cobbstarproductions.com
 ! Watch  The  Horizon  Series   ! Our  Website:  www.thehorizon.tv   ! Our  YouTube  Channel:   www.youtube.com/user/ TheHorizonSeries    

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