OEN Gets Into HD-Production Game


Optical Entertainment Network will introduce all-HD TV-production company OEN Studios.

The company said OEN Studios will create original HDTV programming for OEN's “Fision” Internet-protocol-TV service, which passes 1.6 million homes in Houston, as well as for syndication.

New networks based on OEN Studios’ HD content will be offered on Fision starting in the first quarter of 2007, OEN said.

OEN Studios said it currently has 15 new HDTV series in production, six of which it plans to pilot and make ready for syndication at the MIPTV conference in Cannes, France, in April.

The company added that it is developing HD commercials, documentaries, sitcoms, dramatic series and feature films, and it will purchase HD content from independent producers.