AwesomenessTV launching in the UK

DreamWorks-backed YouTube channel AwesomenessTV is available in the UK from today. The channel targets a youth and teens demo, and in the US has 3.5 million subs. The ‘schedule’ will see new advice videos uploaded on Mondays, fashion and beauty content on Tuesdays and entertainment clips on Wednesdays. The UK version of Awesomeness will feature […]

DreamWorks to supply DHX nets with toons

DreamWorks Animation is supply Canadian kids TV broadcaster DHX Media with 130 episodes of coproduced-animation as part of a strategic, five-year agreement. The content will air on DHX channels, which include Family Channel, Family Jr., Family CHRGD, Télémagino, with DHX taking international distribution rights. Additionally, DHX has licensed more 1,000 hours of DreamWorks programming, which […]

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, […]

Comcast debuts YouTube rival Watchable

US media giant Comcast has launched its ‘YouTube killer’, Watchable, a streaming site that debuts with videos from around 30 partners. Ad-funded Watchable has gone live in beta, with Comcast describing it as “a new, cross-platform video service that curates a selection of the best content from popular online video networks and shows in an […]

AwesomenessTV scores DHX network deal

Multiplatform content firm AwesomenessTV is to produce programming for DHX Media’s Canadian kids television channel under terms of a new pact. US-based Awesomeness will create programming for Family Channel, which DHX will then shop on the international market. The pact also includes licensing and merchandising outside the US. Furthermore, Family Channel parent DHX Television has […]

Netflix orders series from Bratz prodco

Netflix has picked up Project Mc², a new kids series about four young super smart young girl scientists recruited to a secretive spy organisation. The live-action show will be made by MGA Entertainment and AwesomenessTV, the online kids platform now owned by DreamWorks, a key production partner for Netflix. The new series will roll out on […]

AwesomenessTV makes Kaplan Films president

Kids digital producer and channel operator has hired Matt Kaplan as president of its Awesomeness Films division. The company has an upcoming slate of 12-to-15 features skewing to its young adult target demo, which it will release theatrically and via its own and third-party digital outlets. Kaplan joins from Chapter One Films, the movie and […]

YouTube funding Smosh, AwesomenessTV titles

Online video giant YouTube is to fund four original series from popular digital content brands including Smosh and AwesomenessTV. Following investment, Smosh, which has more than 35 million YouTube subscribers, will launch a comedy series in which the channel’s stars work at a themed restaurant. YouTube will also co-release several online feature films with Dreamworks […]

YouTube, Seibert set for [email protected]

The second [email protected] event on Tuesday, April 14, will feature YouTube’s global head of family and learning and animation veteran Fred Seibert. Malik Ducard, who is overseeing the launch of the YouTube Kids app, will appear at the event’s Future of Kids TV Summit. Seibert, the last president of Hanna-Barbera Cartoons will also appear alongside […]

YouTube, Vice, Maker and more for MIP Digital Fronts

Digital platforms and content companies including YouTube, Vice, and Maker Studios will be in Cannes for the MIP Digital Fronts. They will be joined by Dailymotion, AwesomenessTV, Collective Digital Studio, Machinima, New Form Digital, Screen Australia, and Vox Media at the second version of the event, which sees digital specialists showcase their wares. Screenings will […]