AwesomenessTV


AwesomenessTV hires Bonnie Pan as network head

AwesomenessTV has hired Endemol Shine Beyond’s former president, Bonnie Pan, as head of network. In the newly created role, Pan will oversee video and editorial content across AwesomnessTV’s YouTube channel, social video platforms and all owned and operated platforms. Pan will report to AwesomenessTV’s new CEO Jordan Levin and its president Brett Bouttier, and work […]

2btube & AwesomenessTV sign partnership deal

Spanish-language digital talent agency 2btube has partnered with AwesomenessTV to produce and manage the latter’s Spanish YouTube channel. 2btube will also exclusively represent AwesomenessTV in Spain for advertising and sponsorship agreements. The talent agency has designed a strategy to create new formats with some of its top talent, which includes Luna Dengelis and Catacroquer. Mark […]

Ex-AwesomenessTV chief joins Paramount

AwesomenessTV founder Brian Robbins as joined Paramount Pictures to lead a new youth-skewed division. Robbins will run Paramount Players, which will be devoted to producing films derived from the Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and BET brands. The move is the first major deal for Paramount since Fox veteran Jim Gianopulos became its chairman and CEO. Robbins […]

AwesomenessTV hires Red Bull, NBCU execs for UK

Multichannel network AwesomenessTV has opened a UK office and hired NBCUniversal and Red Bull Media House executives to staff it. Zachary Slatter has been hired as head of European distribution, while Mark Joseph has been named managing director of Europe. This comes soon after Awesomeness signed a production and distribution deal with UK broadcaster ITV. […]

AwesomenessTV co-founder leaves company

Brian Robbins is leaving AwesomenessTV, the kids-focused multichannel network he founded five years ago. Robbins co-created AwesomenessTV with Joe Davola in 2012, and together they turned the business into the pre-eminent MCN for children and teenagers, ultimately selling up to DreamWorks Animation. With DreamWorks in turn selling to Comcast for US$3.8 billion, and the joint […]

ABC comedy boss to lead Awesomeness mobile VOD service

Youth-focused content firm AwesomenessTV has poached the head of comedy at US broadcaster ABC to lead a new mobile video service being launched with telco Verizon. Samie Falvey will oversee programming, development and production at the currently unnamed streaming service, which was first revealed with Verizon bought a 24.5% stake in DreamWorks Animation-owned AwesomenessTV in […]

Verizon buys AwesomenessTV stake

US telco Verizon has bought a quarter of AwesomenessTV in a deal valuing the multichannel network at US$650 million. The agreement, which is subject to approval, will leave DreamWorks Animation with 51% of the firm, and Verizon and Hearst Corp. both with 24.5%. Further to that, Verizon plans to create a premium, short-form mobile video […]

AwesomenessTV to expand with Endemol Beyond

Endemol Beyond is to launch local language versions of teen multichannel network AwesomenessTV following the signing of a multi-year strategic partnership. The networks will run in territories such as the UK, Germany, Spain and Brazil, marking the first time the US-based AwesomenessTV will have local market presence. New originals will be created, including long-form series, […]

DreamWorks launches YouTube channel

Hollywood and family content studio DreamWorks has launched DreamWorksTV, a new YouTube channel programmed with original short-form live-action and animated shows. Brian Robbins will run the new channel having attracted significant volumes of viewers to his teen-skewed YouTube channel AwesomenessTV, which was acquired by DreamWorks last year. As well as the original short-form series there […]

AwesomenessTV pays US$15m for YouTube channel operator

Digital teen channel manager AwesomenessTV has acquired YouTube multichannel network Big Frame for US$15 million (€10.9 million). AwesomnessTV is one of the largest digital channels and content providers and will count online talent incubator Big Frame among its assets once the deal closes in April, subject to various regulatory approvals. The agreement is for US$15 […]