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Topic: MCN

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

Nerdist Industries and Midroll Media team up to boost ad revenue

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 service. Midroll will work…

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

Traditional media taps into digital audience

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…

Kin Community's Rosanna Pansino

YouTube Network for Women Raises $12 Million

Kin Community eyes Canada for expansion

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…

American-Made Anime From Rooster Teeth Gets Licensed In Japan

Usually it's the other way around

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. The multi-channel network announced…

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

Site and podcast have grown into a multiplatform empire

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…

Kevin Lyman Hatches a Festival for YouTube and Vine Stars

Fullscreen curates talent for groundbreaking event

Kevin Lyman's 4Fini is among the most successful event production companies, notably producing music festivals like Rockstar Mayhem Festival and the Warped Tour. Now, the organization is partnering with multi-channel network (MCN)…

AwesomenessTV's Beth Greve: DreamworksTV Is A 'Giant Trailblazer'

Wants to make the Internet safe for kids, teens and brands

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. With the…

Jash Fights the YouTube View Battle

Creators aim for quality, bemoan empty numbers

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…

Maker Studios Hauls in $26 Million More in Funding

YouTube network raises over $60 million in past year

Fresh off its acquisition of Blip, Maker Studios has raised $26 million in a new round of financing. The Silicon Beach-housed company, which promotes, manages and sells ads for a stable…

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