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We are KEO ﬁlmsBorn 1996 in London, UKIntegrated broadcast, commercial and digital production companyProduced two of the most talked-about documentaries in 2011Voted best UK television production company by peers in 201255 million TV viewers last year
We are KEO ﬁlmsDebbie Manners - Managing Director, KEO ﬁlms; Chair PACTNick Underhill - Managing Director, KEO digitalRob Love - CEO KEO digital, MD River CottageMurry Toms - Executive Producer, KEO digitalWill Anderson - Executive Producer, Hugh’s Fish FightSimon Deverell - Creative Director, KEO digital
More than ratings Reason to exist beyond ratings Our productions provoke and engage Exploit digital tools to optimise participation Ratings powerhouse and multi-award winners Independent of Channel 4 Want to bring something new to YouTube
This is River Cottage Created Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s TV cookery series in 1998 Developed Park Farm base, home to River Cottage River Cottage HQ now conduit to multiple channels Home to our high-proﬁle campaigns For the ﬁrst time we’re offering exclusive access to it all YouTube focus for all KEO ﬁlms output with shared values
This is River Cottage 18 TV series with Hugh and team Developed international audience Digital platforms and communities Cookery School and eLearning Restaurants (Canteens) Best-selling books Park Farm ‘studio’ - 65 acres - the home of everything we do!
Channels we’ve builtWe’ll exploit our reach to integrate YouTube20 million web visitors to our channels in 20111.5 million registered web usersReach ﬁve million people through social channel each month400,000 across social networks
Other channels we’ll use Books - Hugh’s sold two million Handbook series - ‘non-Hugh’ series of 10 sold 500,000 Globally - eight foreign language publications River Cottage HQ - 300 events annually, 35,000 visitors Two Canteens - 150,000 annual visitors. More in 2013 Field Canteens - when we hit the road High-proﬁle campaigns . . .
Hugh’s Chicken RunLaunched by Hugh in 2008 on Channel 4£90,000 raised in 24 hours to attend Tesco AGM174,000 pledged to buy free-range chickenBest use of Interactive at the Broadcast Awards.Battery chicken sales down 10,000,000.
LandshareLaunched by Hugh in partnership with Channel 470,000 membersSocial Media – Community Programme at the BIMAsKickstarted global movement
Hugh’s Fish Fight Launched by Hugh last year on Channel 4 790,000 supporters Two million web visitors in three days Twitter reach of 16 million during campaign New proposals under review at EU Parliament in Brussels by Minister Maria Damanaki The ﬁght goes on . . .
energyshare Launched 2010 65,000 members Local communities awarded over £300,000 in ﬁrst phase Generated enough energy to power over 1,000 homes Our aim is to move 10% of UK population to consume and generate renewable energy
Hugh’s Three Hungry BoysSecond season broadcast in January on Channel 4Talent expansion, new demographicRiver Cottage broadening talent baseNew generation into local, sustainability issuesNarrative driven by social media. Trended in UK
Why we’re excited about YouTube Timing is right for River Cottage Working towards connected TV experience for over 10 years We have the content, audience, skills and the talent Established cookery brand with large, loyal audiences Global reach
Our new food and cookery channel Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and the River Cottage gang will scour both land and sea in search of an alternative culinary lifestyle for YouTube using a delicious recipe of brand new, classic and live programming.
Annotations - weekly schedule card Content ID - create brand ambassadorsVideo response tool - engagement Syndication - YouTube on all KEO digital and partner platformsCommenting - community building Bespoke functionality ie. BAFTA votingThumbs up - introduce competitionsCollaborations - identify key contributors Content optimisation
Annotations - cross-promotion Thumbs up - introduce competitions• Next episode/course • Most thumbs-up wins• More Gill Mellor • Included in Friday’s ‘live’ show• Subscribe to ‘Kitchen’ PlaylistsVideo response tool - engagement • In the kitchen• ‘Show us yours’ via annotations • Seasonal• Fan-versions of the recipes • Gill Mellor• Gill to announce winner on Friday ‘show’ SyndicationCommenting - community building • Shared across KEO network to drive• Use annotations to invite comments subscriptions• Make suggestions for variations• Recipe share Gill’s scallop and chorizo recipe
Annotations Thumbs up• Past challenges • Challenge with most thumbs-up wins• More Hugh’s Three Hungry Boys • Included in Friday’s ‘live’ show• Subscribe to ‘Challenge 3HB’• Drive engagement Playlists • WildsideVideo response tool • Seasonal• Invite challenges • Hugh’s Three Hungry Boys• Involve and feature audience• Audience to shape narrative Syndication• Show us what you’ve been up to • Shared across KEO network to drive subscriptionsCommenting• Use annotations to invite comments• Make suggestions for tasks• Ask Hugh’s Three Hungry Boys Challenge Hugh’s Three Hungry Boys
Annotations Commenting• Cross-promote this week’s content • Use annotations to invite comments• Other relevant content • Questions for host to answer• Subscription CTA • Feedback and suggestions • Seed discussionVideo response tool• Viewer-centric magazine programme Syndication• Audience to shape narrative • Shared across KEO network to drive• Recipe attempts subscriptions• Campaign responses• Invite reaction to output• Feedback and suggestions• Show us what you’ve been up to @Live
River Cottage original programming (OP) for YouTubeAnchored by weekly ‘live’ broadcast from Park Farm studioExclusive content from TV series and campaign updatesOver 100 hours of classic River Cottage availableTwelve high proﬁle stars of long-running TV series Summary of content
Optimise ﬁrst 15 seconds (taster) Editing techniquesCarry calls to action to build Duration - from 2-12 minutescommunity MusicSchedule of tent-pole programming‘Live’ formatCamera style YouTube treatment
Credentials and infrastructure 55 full-time staff 300 hours of programming Seven major websites across one platform Ten years of community management TV Studio, production house and design centre Two Canteen bases in south west. More to follow. Current YouTube channels have over 1.5m views (1,883 subs) One million views on other platforms
How we’ll build our channel End-to-end television production capability Dedicated digital and promotion team Long record of delivering multiplatform success
PEOPLE Channel investmentAccount ManagerNick UnderhillCreative DirectorSimon DeverellDirectorWill Anderson Content output 25% Marketing and promotionChannel managerMurry TomsEditor and motion 75%graphicsEd Ovenden Up to half hour newYouTube marketingJake Lea-Wilson Up to half hour classicProduction managerTrevor de Vergara Up to half hour ‘live’