Break Media

  • Social Gaming: Where We’ve Been, and Where We’re Headed

    Social Gaming: Where We’ve Been, and Where We’re Headed

    So there was this guy named Ken who was working a 9-to-5 at some giant software company writing tons of code for something whose importance and value was exceeded only by its monotony. Ken’s wife, Roberta, had been playing some newfangled PC game and thought to herself, “Man, this game sucks! Ken and I should totally make a better one!” The husband-and-wife team then… Read More

  • Dude-Centric Video Network Break Media Goes After Hispanic Market With Tu Vez

    Break Media, a social video and entertainment site for guys, is launching another vertical today: Tu Vez. Tu Vez is a Hispanic male-focused website that similar to Break’s other male-focused video sites features video and news content ranging from entertainment and gaming to sports and culture. Break Media CEO Keith Richman says the launch of Tu Vez made sense considering the… Read More

  • The Online Video Debate: Size Versus Quality

    The Online Video Debate: Size Versus Quality

    Editor’s note: The following guest post is by Ashkan Karbasfrooshan, the CEO of WatchMojo, a producer and distributor of premium video content. Last week, Erick posted an article on TechCrunch titled “Industry Insiders Say Online Video Advertising Is Reaching A ‘Frenzy Point.'” It was a surefire way to get online video entrepreneurs excited, right? Not so… Read More

  • Industry Insiders Say Online Video Advertising Is Reaching A "Frenzy Point"

    Industry Insiders Say Online Video Advertising Is Reaching A "Frenzy Point"

    With the flood, comes the feast. Advertising dollars are pouring into online video. Some of the largest online video ad networks are seeing revenue growth accelerating this quarter, and expect the fourth quarter to be even bigger. “Last year we grew 40%, this year we are growing 90%,” says Keith Richman, CEO of Break Media. He expects Break’s total revenues in the… Read More

  • Dude-Centric Video Network Break Media Moves Into 3D Programming

    Dude-Centric Video Network Break Media Moves Into 3D Programming

    Following the success of 3D technology on films like Avatar, Break Media, a social video and entertainment site for guys, is moving into 3D programming today with the launch of a 3D video channel on Break.com. Video content, which will include action sports videos and a series of 3D mini-shows, will both be curated in-house and aggregated from across the web, so viewers have a one-stop-shop for… Read More

  • In Time For The iPad, Dude-Centric Video Network Break Media Boards The HTML5 Train

    It seems like every video-related site or service out there is jumping on the HTML5 bandwagon to ready their video offerings for the iPad. We’ve recently covered announcements from Ooyala, Brightcove, Kyte, Delve Networks and MeFeedia. And broadcast giants NBC, ABC, and CBS are also throwing their hats in the ring to allow their online videos to stream on the device. Another video… Read More

  • The Ten Most Likely M&A Deals In Online Video


    Which online video companies will get bought in 2010?   Venture capitalists are desperately looking for exits while the usual suspects are sitting on more than $80 billion in cash: Microsoft ($20B), Apple ($40B), Google ($15B), Amazon ($3B), and Yahoo! ($3B) just to name the cash positions of a few potential acquirers.  Theoretically, it should be a match made in heaven, but the sheer number… Read More

  • Break Media Buys Gaming Site FileFront

    Break Media Buys Gaming Site FileFront

    Break Media dipped its toes into gaming last month when it released its first social game, MMA FightPicker. But today it is diving in headfirst with the acquisition of game download site FileFront. The all-cash transaction was a couple million dollars with some more possible earnout payments in the future if the business hits certain milestones. “We are continuing to grow the… Read More

  • Break Media Moves Into Social Games With MMA FightPicker

    Seeing the success of Farmville and other social games, Break Media is getting into gaming across its roster of men-oriented video sites. The first game, MMA FightPicker, is launching today on Break’s martial-arts video site, CagePotato. It is a pretty basic fantasy sports game where you pick a line-up of fighters and get points, in the form of potato chips, every time your fighters win. Read More

  • ComScore Report: Fastest-Growing Sites And Top-Ten Advertising Magnets

    Of the top 100 sites on the Web, which ones grew the fastest in 2008? In a report it is preparing to release tomorrow, The comScore 2008 Digital Year In Review (which you can sign up for here), comScore ranks the 20 fastest-growing Web properties. These are out of the largest 100 sites overall. They are shown below, as measured by growth in unique visitors. (Interestingly, in a separate… Read More