Jul 2010 iris gets PocketTV on Channel 4
This is a great example of how branded content, well executed, can grow bigger than a marketing campaign and generate real revenue back to the brand and agency. Great work iris!
Channel 4 to air Sony Ericsson mobile programme
Sony Ericsson’s mobile music and entertainment programme, ‘Pocket TV’, is to air for the first time on Channel 4.
Pocket TV: Sony Ericsson mobile programme to air on Channel 4
Channel 4 has acquired the rights to the show, which has been a hit online and on mobile platforms, attracting 8.4 million views across YouTube, PS3/VidZone and MSN during series two.
The show, developed by Iris as branded content for Sony Ericsson, was originally created for the mobile platform and hosted a number of four- to six-minute interviews and live music tracks from artists including Ellie Goulding, Chipmunk and Sean Kingston.
A TV version will now be aired on Channel 4’s T4 and 4Music slots from 4 August.
The programme will include 11-minute shows featuring three videos each. The programme’s dedicated YouTube channel will run until the end of December.
Shaun McIlrath, executive creative director of Iris, said: “This is a great example of a marketing asset generating a value of its own because of the audience it has created. ‘Pocket TV’ has become quite a phenomenon”.
This article was first published on campaignlive.co.uk