Maker Studios

How the founder of sees the future of children’s entertainment

When Chris Williams founded entertainment platform in 2017, he was certain that no one had yet found the right way to work with the generation of children’s talent finding its audie

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 

PewDiePie Now Has His Own YouTube Network Within Maker Studios

<a target="_blank" href="">PewDiePie</a> is launching his own multi-channel network called <a target="_blank" href="">Revelmode</a>. You may remember th

Maker Studios Looks Beyond YouTube As It Announces Exclusive Content Deal With Vimeo

Vimeo and Maker Studios are announcing a partnership that will bring new videos from the <a href="">Disney-acquired content network</a> (that's M

Maker Studios Culls Content On Blip’s Video Platform

A lot of online video platforms have disappeared <a target="_blank" href="">over the years</a>. Now it l

Entertainment Deals Take Center Stage In LA’s Burgeoning VC Scene

A string of big acquisitions, public offerings, and a pipeline of growing young startup companies has venture investors saying "I love L.A." The recent acquisitions of Maker Studios and Oculus VR,

It’s Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For At Least $500M

Media conglomerate Disney has taken a big step to embracing the new digital world of video, <a target="_blank" href="

Maker Studios Hires Former AOL Exec René Rechtman To Lead International

YouTube network <a target="_blank" href="">Maker Studios</a> has made a big hire to run its growing international business. The company announced that former AOL executive

YouTube Network Maker Studios Introduces Its Platform For Managing Videos And Engaging With Fans

Maker Max is designed to be a one-stop shop for all the information Maker creators might need to grow their audiences. It provides a dashboard with analytics to show all their views, subscribers, reve

Maker Studios In Deal To Buy Blip As It Works To Reach More Screens

YouTube multichannel network Maker Studios has agreed in principle to acquire long-running video distribution network Blip. While it hasn't closed yet and there are a number of issues to be worked out

This Is How Maker Studios Scales Video Production For The YouTube Generation

As one of the earliest multichannel networks on YouTube, Maker Studios has built a pretty big business out of putting talent first. Founded four years ago by some of the biggest YouTubers of the time,

Get Ready For TechCrunch TV’s Tour Of The New Hollywood, Starting Next Week

Over the last several years, we've seen a new group of digital media companies emerge in Los Angeles, driven by the growth of YouTube as a platform for distribution of video content. On Mondays and We

The Art And Science Of YouTube Networks

Over the last several years, we've seen a growing proliferation of multichannel networks (MCNs) pop up on YouTube, all of which are seeking to aggregate channels and audience in an effort to boost vie

Maker Studios Co-Founder Danny Zappin Sues The Company Over His Ouster

It was only a few months ago that <a target="_blank" href="">Maker Studios</a> co-founder Danny Zappin stepped down from the CEO role, replaced by Endemol veteran Ynon Krei

With 2 Billion Video Views A Month, Maker Studios Raises $36 Million Round Led By Time Warner

There's more big money going into video startups: Maker Studios, which ranks among the top networks of creators publishing on YouTube, announced today that it has closed a $36 million round of financi

(Exclusive) YouTube's New Strategy: Create a Network Of Networks

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