Chris Hardwick Strikes a Deal to Monetize His Company’s Popular Nerd Podcasts

Nerdist Industries, the multi-platform entertainment publisher founded by actor Chris Hardwick, announced a new partnership Wednesday with Midroll Media, provider of the industry's first dedicated pod monetization serv

AT&T, Chernin Group Take Majority Stake in Online Network

As Internet stars continue to rise over their traditional television counterparts, old media is taking notice and wanting in on the million-dollar action. Which is why Otter Media, a joint venture between AT&T and Chernin Group, has taken a majority stake in online multi-channel network Fullscreen.

YouTube Network for Women Raises $12 Million

The YouTube women's network Kin Community has raised $12 million through a Series C funding round, and it will use the cash to hire more talent, add sales staff and bolster its presence in Canada. 

American-Made Anime From Rooster Teeth Gets Licensed In Japan

Usually American audiences crave Japanese anime shows. However, in the case of RWBY, Rooster Teeth Productions' American-made animated series, the show is heading the other direction.

Nerdist Wants to Create a Larger Network, ‘Like a Viacom or a Disney’

Nerdist has turned from being a pet project of Chris Hardwick into a podcast maker, a multichannel network and online publisher that's expanding into TV and live events. Under the direction of president Adam Rymer, the Legendary Entertainment-owned brand has added an ad sales team and hopes to become a multiplatform force.

Kevin Lyman Hatches a Festival for YouTube and Vine Stars

Kevin Lyman's 4Fini is among the most successful event production companies, notably producing music festivals like Rockstar Mayhem Festival and the Warped Tour.

AwesomenessTV’s Beth Greve: DreamworksTV Is A ‘Giant Trailblazer’

In its short two-year existence, AwesomenessTV has gone from making one film featuring a YouTube star to becoming one of the Web's biggest portals for emerging online talent.

Jash Fights the YouTube View Battle

A few weeks ago, we took a look at Jash, the YouTube comedy network headlined by big name talent, including Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Reggie Watts and others. In our post, we pointed out that it’s difficult for even big comics to engage their fan bases on YouTube without producing for the platform—and directly engaging with its fans—consistently. In that analysis, we noted that folks like Silverman and Watts don’t always crank out million plus view-videos. And that Jash, live only since March, had yet to become the Machinima of comedy. Well, we heard directly from Jash co-founders Daniel Kellison and Mickey Meyer, who while remaining completely polite, noted that they were not happy with the post.

Maker Studios Hauls in $26 Million More in Funding

Fresh off its acquisition of Blip, Maker Studios has raised $26 million in a new round of financing.