Viacom acquires Gen Z digital media company AwesomenessTV

Viacom today confirmed it’s acquiring digital media company AwesomenessTV, whose network reaches 158 million subscribers and approximately 300 million monthly views. The news follows a report fr

Awesomeness is launching a news division aimed at Gen Z

Awesomeness, the digital media company programming content for a young, YouTube-obsessed audience, is getting into news. The company announced a new project called Awesomeness News. The editorial bran

FTC complaint alleges Google, Disney & others profit from deceptive ads aimed at kids

Consumer watchdog groups, CCFC, Public Citizen, and the Center for Digital Democracy, are again targeting the deceptive advertising practices of “influencer marketing” in a new complaint 

Whatever happened to MCNs?

Remember MCNs? Those quaint multi-channel networks -- aggregators of YouTube channels -- that generally focused on a specific vertical audience? In the past year or so, something curious happened -- c

Verizon buys a stake in AwesomenessTV to bring exclusive videos to its streaming service go90

Verizon this morning has made another move to ramp up its media business, and specifically, bring new content to its mobile video streaming service, go90. The company (and AOL parent, which owns Tech