Freewheel

  • Comcast Is Acquiring Video Ad Company FreeWheel For $320 Million

    Comcast Is Acquiring Video Ad Company FreeWheel For $320 Million

    FreeWheel has become the go-to platform for many TV networks that stream their content online. And it’s about to become part of the biggest distributor of content online or off. That’s because FreeWheel is about to be acquired by Comcast, our sources say. The deal, which should be announced soon, is rumored to be priced at more than $300 million, according to one source. Read More

  • Satellite TV Provider DirecTV Makes Strategic Investment In Video Ad Startup FreeWheel

    Satellite TV Provider DirecTV Makes Strategic Investment In Video Ad Startup FreeWheel

    Video ad company FreeWheel is announcing this morning a big new client, which is also making a strategic investment in the firm. Satellite TV provider DirecTV has chosen the startup to improve monetization on new digital platforms, and has taken an equity stake in FreeWheel to help make it happen. Read More

  • Video Ad Startup FreeWheel Raises $16.8M From Turner, Disney And Others

    Video Ad Startup FreeWheel Raises $16.8M From Turner, Disney And Others

    Video advertising company FreeWheel has raised $16.8 million in funding from Disney’s Steamboat Ventures, and existing investors, including Turner Broadcasting System, Battery Ventures, and Foundation Capital. This brings the company’s total funding to nearly $30 million. Founded by former DoubleClick employees in 2007, FreeWheel allows marketers and publishers to manage video… Read More

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

    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

  • How To Make Money In Online Video

    How To Make Money In Online Video

    Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of posts on the state of online video by guest writer Ashkan Karbasfrooshan. He is the founder and CEO of WatchMojo. In Search of Profits Ten years ago, web companies didn’t generate much revenue.   These days, web companies are some of the most profitable around.  Online video is where the Web was ten years ago: in investment mode… Read More