ChannelFlip Media, the UK's leading online video broadcaster, announced that they are once again teaming up with Dell to launch and develop a fourth series of the hugely popular show David Mitchell's Soapbox - one of the most downloaded video podcasts in iTunes history.
The 22-episode season of weekly episodes, which is created and produced by David Mitchell and ChannelFlip, launches on Thursday 14th June across a range of platforms, including YouTube, Facebook, iTunes and Guardian.co.uk.
The new season will also be available via downloadable apps for iOS and Android smartphones.
Each episode sees Mitchell get on his soapbox (well, gorgeously animated background), to sound off about a subject that is getting under his skin - from carb-free diets and gangster films, to Downton Abbey and the fact that all men's shoes seem to be pointy these days.
I'm always excited to work with David on Soapbox, but this season's looking particularly tremendous: when you have to keep cutting camera because the crew's laughing, that's a great sign. By take 8 that can get pretty irritating, but it's still a great sign…Jamie Lennox, ChannelFlip's Content Director
Soapbox has consistently topped the iTunes chart throughout previous series thanks to the show's huge fan-base and has won numerous awards - including Broadcast Digital and Marketing Week awards, and Apple iTunes Best Video Show for three years running.
New for Season IV, ChannelFlip & Dell are also launching an incredible competition which looks to find the "next David Mitchell".
Launching on Thursday 5th July, to coincide with the fourth episode of Soapbox, this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity invites viewers to submit their own comedy videos for a chance to win a year's development deal with ChannelFlip Media including coaching with David Mitchell himself and a £10,000 prize.
We're thrilled to be working with ChannelFlip again to sponsor Season IV of Soapbox. In today's ever-changing media landscape, we're always on the lookout for new ways to enable our audience to get closer to the content they love, whether that's music, films, games - or in the case of Soapbox - an irreverent rant from David Mitchell.James Griffiths, Consumer and Small Business Marketing Director at Dell