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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 […]

Robbins exits AwesomenessTV

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 […]

Liz Hurley British Royal family show is E!’s first scripted original

US pop culture channel E! Entertainment has ordered an original drama starring Elizabeth Hurley as the queen of a fictional British Royal family. The Royals is a one-hour drama set for premiere in 2015 and represents NBCUniversal-owned E!’s first scripted effort. Mark Schwahn (One Tree Hill) is executive producer, writer and director of the show, […]