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  • AwesomenessTV's Big Frame Hires Larry Shapiro, Fullscreen Head of Talent (Exclusive)

    Larry Shapiro, head of talent at YouTube multichannel network Fullscreen, is jumping ship to Big Frame, the MCN now owned by DreamWorks Animation's AwesomenessTV, Variety has learned. At Big Frame, Shapiro will work with founder Sarah Penna to sign deals...
  • AT&T, Chernin Group Acquire Control of Fullscreen

    Otter Media, the online-video joint venture between the Chernin Group and AT&T, announced that it has agreed to purchase a majority stake in Fullscreen, one of the largest YouTube multichannel network operators. Financial terms of the deal were not...
  • Jon Avnet and WIGS Partners Launch Digital Studio Backed by ITV, WPP

    The trio of filmmakers who launched digital studio WIGS -- "Black Swan" exec producer Jon Avnet together with his son Jake Avnet and Rodrigo Garcia -- have formed a new venture: Indigenous Media, backed by British broadcaster ITV and global advertising...
  • GroupM Entertainment, Graphic India Ready "Adventurers Club" For TV

    GroupM Entertainment, Graphic India and producer James Marshall will partner for a new live-action TV series called "The Adventurers Club" aimed for Canada, U.S. and international markets. GroupM Entertainment, led by veteran entertainment executive...
  • Relativity Media Seeking to Acquire YouTube Network Fullscreen

    Relativity Media, three weeks after its unsuccessful attempt to outbid Disney for Maker Studios, has made an offer to buy Fullscreen, another large YouTube multichannel network, according to reports. Relativity's talks to acquire Fullscreen were first...
  • Fullscreen Acquires Videogame Media Firm ScrewAttack

    The March madness for multichannel networks continues: Fullscreen, one of the biggest YouTube MCNs, has acquired small videogame-focused media company ScrewAttack. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. ScrewAttack runs a YouTube channel with 849,000...
  • Is Disney's Big-Game Hunting Paying Off?

    Compared with the sizable acquisitions Disney CEO Bob Iger has made in the past, his $500 million-plus payout for Maker Studios last week seems downright thrifty. But the purchase not only moved Disney-watchers to question Maker's value, it also had...
  • China Media Capital To Raise 'A Few $100 Million'

    HONG KONG - China Media Capital, a Chinese state-backed private equity fund, is to raise another round of capital, according to reports. The new finance is expected to run to "a few hundred million U.S. dollars" said its chairman Li Ruigang, who also...
  • After Disney's Maker Buy, More Deals In Store for Multichannel Networks

    With Disney's blockbuster $500 million-plus deal to buy Maker Studios, look for dealmaking activity in the online multichannel network space to continue apace. MCNs are "now top-of-mind for all the major studios," said Peter Csathy, CEO of Manatt Digital...
  • YouTube Network Fullscreen Hires Content and Revenue Chiefs

    Fullscreen, the YouTube multichannel network whose backers include Comcast and The Chernin Group, is expanding senior ranks, hiring two execs in newly created roles: Ashley Kaplan as head of content and Michael Wann as chief revenue officer. Kaplan,...
  • Broadcast Nets Strike C7 Ad Deals in Big Upfront Sales Win

    After years of debating the issue, a group of major advertisers has decided that viewers who watch favorite TV shows up to a week after they air are worth some money. The nation's largest broadcast networks have struck a deals with one major ad-buying...