The series will feature an episode on DigitalBits, Blockchain for Brands, and how the world’s leading companies have started using this technology.
London, October 28, 2021: Rakuten TV and VICE Studios have begun producing a new documentary series that explores how emerging technologies will affect (and are already affecting) our daily lives.
The engaging 5-episode series will explore 5 core themes: Lab Grown Meat, Space Cleaner, Cyborg, Nuclear Fusion and Blockchain.
So what about the future of the economy? The future is already there, especially in the context of what is recognized as a “cryptocurrency” world.
In the episode edited on Blockchain, the co-production (which will become part of the original Rakuten TV’s extensive catalog), will immerse itself in an exponential growth on this new concept, also known as virtual money, with all its potential uses. In .
For this episode, Rakuten TV and VICE Studios, following a narrative tour by DigitalBits, will highlight the many potential uses of blockchain technology, explaining how it can be used for brands in all sectors including sports and entertainment, luxury, finance. as establishing itself. and many more.
Teresa Lopez, Head of Content for Rakuten TV: As Rakuten TV we are committed to telling stories that reflect our values: empowerment, optimism and innovation. This series will take our users to a whole new dimension, made up of 5 stories that will tell how innovation is improving our lives and the society around us. The systems innovation brought about by the DigitalBits ecosystem is entirely tied to the storytelling that will develop on this project”.
Vice Studios Executive Producer Dan Bowen said: “We are thrilled to be collaborating with Rakuten TV on this unique project aimed at bringing new insights into the blockchain space to our entire audience.”
Al Burgio, founder of Digitalbits Blockchain, told us: “Blockchain and cryptocurrencies are growing rapidly. It is a great honor for Rakuten TV and VICE Studio, two large companies that have recognized the emergence of the sector and how Digitalbits is a brand. are starting to approach blockchain with great interest.” Blockchain will impact the economy and the way customers and businesses use services or sell products. For this reason, Rakuten TV and the DigitalBits Foundation are validating new ways to collaborate in most areas.
The series is produced by Dan Bowen. It will arrive on Rakuten TV in 2022, available for free and exclusively on the platform in all 43 European countries where the platform works with its own streaming services.
Notes to the publisher:
- The series is currently untitled
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VICE Studios is a global production and distribution division within the VICE Media Group that provides high quality original programming for documentaries, dramas and films. With development and production teams in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America, VICE Studios delves into topics related to culture, popular stories and the most unexpected topics for audiences around the world.
VICE Studios is also home to VICE’s new licensing and distribution group, a catalog of over 1000 hours of programming created through the VICE Media Group, in a range of genres from documentaries to lifestyle to Vice News., Flea, winner of the World Cinema Documentary Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2021, a six-part documentary series with Pride for FX, an “American Gladiators” documentary with ESPN, Tell Me Lies for Hulu, Moments Like This Never Last Premiered at DOCNYC. Launched in 2017, VICE Studios productions include Chris Smith’s Emmy-nominated Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond and Fair: The Greatest Party That Never Happened (Netflix); feature film The Report starring Adam Driver and Annette Bening (Amazon); Diego Osorno’s 1994 (Netflix), Dark Side of the Ring (VICE TV), AKA Jane Roe (FX), and The Satanic Verses (BBC).
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