Winter Park, Fla. – TV4 Entertainment, a digital studio and streaming-network operator, announced it will relocate its global headquarters from Los Angeles to the Full Sail University campus as part of a strategic partnership that will leverage Full Sail’s advanced production facilities and large pool of student and alumni talent. The collaboration reinforces the Orlando region’s growing entertainment and technology landscape as well as its talent ecosystem.
“Our strategic partnership with Full Sail University gives their talented graduates real-life opportunities with a global platform today to help them become the leaders of tomorrow’s entertainment industry,” TV4 Entertainment CEO, Jon Cody said. “This innovative new approach allows us to effectively scale our workforce and to quickly leverage Full Sail’s world-class production facilities that rival any major Hollywood studio.”
“In welcoming our strategic partners TV4 Entertainment to Full Sail’s campus, we are excited to collaborate, innovate and educate the next generation of media and entertainment industry professionals, while expanding employment opportunities for our graduates,” Full Sail University President, Garry Jones said. “Serving as the global headquarters for TV4 Entertainment’s portfolio of streaming and original content entities aligns with our university’s mission to provide real-world education and further enhances the established technology and entertainment landscape of our region.”
As Full Sail University’s latest entertainment partner, TV4 Entertainment plans to hire Full Sail graduates when it brings its original production studio and portfolio of streaming services and companies to Orlando in April. Additionally, the company will provide hands-on educational experiences for Full Sail faculty and students in areas including video and multi-media content production, streaming technology platforms, media operations, distribution, and marketing.
“TV4 Entertainment will further develop our region’s media and entertainment industry,” Orlando Economic Partnership President and CEO Tim Giuliani said. “Orlando’s creative class continues to grow. TV4 Entertainment joins other large entertainment groups in Orlando like WWE, Universal Studios, EA Sports and Golf Channel. This provides opportunity for apprenticeships, paving the way for full-time, Orlando-based jobs at TV4 Entertainment.”
Named by Fast Company as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019, TV4 Entertainment will base its headquarters in a multipurpose office and production space on Full Sail’s campus, with additional offices in Los Angeles, New York, Singapore and Rio de Janeiro. Recently, TV4 Entertainment’s original film and television banner, Concrete Club, released its first titles — the award-winning documentary Lucha VaVoom: Inside America’s Most Outrageous Show and UK-based drama Together. In addition, TV4 Entertainment is planning to launch the first global streaming network dedicated to mental and physical health and wellness, Digital Health Networks.
A formal ribbon-cutting ceremony for TV4 Entertainment’s new headquarters took place at Full Sail University on February 28, 2019. Learn more about TV4 Entertainment by visiting www.tv4ent.com
About Full Sail University
Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in entertainment, media, arts and technology. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has received accolades throughout its 40 year history, including most recently: One of the 2018 “Top Graduate & Undergraduate Schools to Study Game Design” by The Princeton Review, one of the 2016 “Top 25 Music Schools” by The Hollywood Reporter, and one of the 2018 “Top 50 U.S. Film Schools” by The Wrap Magazine. The Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges also named Full Sail the 2016 “School/College of the Year.”
Full Sail University is a graduate and undergraduate degree-granting institution offering on-campus and online degree programs in areas related to Art & Design, Business, Film & Television, Games, Media & Communications, Music & Recording, Sports, and Technology. With over 65,000+ graduates worldwide, Full Sail alumni have worked on countless award-winning projects with individual recognition including OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Video Game Award honors. Follow us on Facebook.com/FullSailUniversity; Twitter.com/FullSail or visit FullSail.edu.
About TV4 Entertainment
TV4 Entertainment is the global leader in OTT streaming channels – operating more than thirty (30) genre-focused channels that reach hundreds of millions of people globally. Founded by Jon Cody, former head of Fox Digital Media and the launch General Manager of Hulu, TV4 Entertainment’s mission is to program your passion and deliver great storytelling – on any screen, everywhere. As an independent, vertically integrated modern media company based in Los Angeles, TV4 Entertainment targets underserved, passionate global communities and features tens of thousands of hours of streaming content across its channel portfolio. The company also operates an independent genre-based studio, Concrete Club, to produce and distribute scripted and factual feature films and television series. Investors in TV4 Entertainment include Warner Bros. and Sky. TV4 Entertainment is tomorrow’s storytelling platform, today. http://www.tv4ent.com
About the Orlando Economic Partnership
The Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership) is a public-private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization. The Partnership represents seven counties in Central Florida, including the City of Orlando, and hundreds of the region’s top private businesses. For more information, visit www.Orlando.org.