Additionally, pivot announced a multi-platform, "disruptive model" partnership with Rolling Stone, again aimed at interacting with Millenials, that will appear on air, online and in books. With 40+ million subscribers at launch, pivot’s programming slate is anchored by more than 300 hours of original programming in its first year.
Already on board as the network’s first six greenlit series are "HitRECord on TV!", Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s re-imagined open source variety show with executive producer Brian Graden; topical talk show "TakePart Live" will air five nights a week; Shakespeare 2.0 tale "Will" From "Moulin Rouge" co-writer Craig Pearce & Cineflix Studios; "Raising McCain," a genre-bending docu-talk series starring Meghan McCain; Romeo and Juliet reality series, "Jersey Strong," from Peabody Award-winners Marc Levin and Mark Benjamin; and a ten-part one-hour bilingual documentary series, co-produced with Univision News and Latin World Entertainment. World TV premieres of feature films include "A Place at the Table," "Terms and Conditions," "We Are Legion," and "99% - The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film."
Participant CEO Jim Berk said:
“Over the past 9 ½ years, through 43 films, Participant has built a reputation for content that is entertaining, commercial and high quality, while at the same time, inspiring and empowering to audiences. pivot marks a seminal moment for us with the launch of a channel for people who care about the world around them.”
Network president Evan Shapiro introduced pivot’s programming slate and explained its distribution strategy: