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Cheddar raises US$22m from Liberty Global, Antenna and others

Millennial-focused digital news service, Cheddar, has raised US$22 million in funding, with Liberty Global and Antenna Group coming on board as new investors. The US-based ‘post-cable network’ said it would use the cash to strengthen its balance sheet and to move into “Europe and beyond”. “We own all of our IP and now is the […]

Comcast Ventures invests in VR studio Kite & Lightning

Comcast Ventures has invested in virtual reality studio Kite & Lightning, marking the latest in a string of bets in the VR space. Comcast Ventures’ Catalyst Fund contributed to Kite & Lightning’s US$2.5 million seed round, which was led by Raine Ventures and also included contributions from Social Capital, Outpost Capital, Boost VC and Jason […]

Virtual reality specialist NextVR raises US$30.5m from Comcast, Time Warner

NextVR, a company that specialises in virtual reality live-event streams, has raised US$30.5 million in funding with participation from US pay TV giants Comcast and Time Warner. Venture capital firm Formation 8 led the funding, with Comcast Ventures and Time Warner Investments joining the round – throwing their support behind the new broadcasting technology. NextVR […]

Scripps invests in YouTube food network Tastemade

Scripps Networks Interactive has led a US$25 million round of Series C funding in US YouTube channel and digital food network Tastemade.  Participation in the round also came from Liberty Media, Comcast Ventures, Redpoint Ventures and Raine Ventures. California-based Tastemade makes millennial-targeted, food-related content that appears in more than a dozen languages across sites like […]

Fullscreen raises Series A funding

Fullscreen, a global YouTube network for creators and brands, has raised a first round of funding led by The Chernin Group along with Comcast Ventures and WPP. Though the value was not disclosed, All Things D reported earlier this year that the round would be for US$30 million, giving Fullscreen a valuation of some US$110 […]