OXYGEN MEDIA DRAWS INSPIRATION FROM SOCIAL AND DIGITAL MEDIA FOR NEW DEVELOPMENT SLATE
New York, NY - November 17, 2016 - Oxygen Media is growing its development slate with three new projects targeting the social, digital and always online interests of its multicultural millennial audience. New series in development include "Social Girls" following some of the most influential media mavens, "Review Rage," a comedic reenactment of online reviews told from both sides and "Love to Hate" profiling how in the digital age a celebrities' fall from grace can be catastrophic.
"These projects tap into the various ways that our young, savvy, multicultural female audience interacts with social media," said Cori Abraham, Senior Vice President Development & International Oxygen Media. "We hope to shed a fun and positive light on how this generation flourishes in the digital age."
In addition, Oxygen Digital recently had its best month ever this October for monthly unique visitors with over 3MM and year-to-date Oxygen Digital is pacing to have its best year ever for average monthly visits (up +83% vs 2015) and average monthly unique visitors (up +67% vs 2015).
Oxygen Media's New Development Slate
"Social Girls" (wt)
Produced by Eastern with Toby Barraud, Stefan Springman and Mala Chapple serving as Executive Producers along with Mona Scott-Young serving as Executive Producer for Monami Entertainment.
There's a new type of celebrity on the rise as influential social media millennials dominate the feeds of their millions of followers who anticipate their every post. Cameras will follow these selfie queens and their sought after squads as they redefine what it means to be Insta-successful and compete in a world that changes with every upload.
"Review Rage" (wt)
Produced by Wilshire Studios along with Diana Nguyen and Maris Berzins serving as Executive Producers for New Birch Productions and produced by Kaplan Perrone with Aaron Kaplan and Sean Perrone serving as Executive Producers.
Bad service can be a business killer and often a customer's version of events is the only one we ever hear about... until now. This new comedic series gives businesses and online reviewers the opportunity to vent their frustrations through hilarious reenactments of both sides of the story revealing two wildly different versions of how a business transaction went down. From catastrophic manicures, to horribly awkward waxing appointments, Review Rage will pull back the curtain and tell the "true" story behind 1-star reviews.
"Love to Hate" (wt)
Produced by A. Smith & Co. Dox with Arthur Smith, Frank Sinton and Christmas Rini serving as Executive Producers.
In the fast-paced world of celebrity culture, salacious photos, erroneous tweets, viral rumors and criminal allegations can tank a white-hot career in an instant. Celebrities like Justin Bieber, Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes all had the world as their stage - until a few wrong moves flipped their positive public image upside-down. This hour-long anthology series will profile celebrities who have survived the gauntlet of a public disaster and asked the world for forgiveness. But one question still remains: can the world forgive them?
Source: Omniture. 1/1/16 through 10/31/16.
About Oxygen Media:
Oxygen Media is a multiplatform entertainment brand that targets young, multicultural women. The network's relevant and engaging content reflects how real women with real stories see the world - vibrant, optimistic and bold. Oxygen is the destination where women can come together across multiple platforms to have fun and encourage each other through their individual and collective journeys. The growing network's unscripted original programming includes "Sisterhood of Hip Hop," "The Prancing Elites Project," "Like A Boss," "Quit Your Day Job" and the popular "Preachers" franchise. Available in over 77 million homes, Oxygen is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Watch Oxygen anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs.