Jukin Media

LA’s Jukin signs content deal with Obsesh Media

LA-based entertainment company Jukin Media has signed a deal with streaming video brand Obsesh Media to license and distribute original series across Jukin’s channels. Jukin owns and operatoes a portfolio of digital video properties and linear channels. Including People Are Awesome, FailArmy and The Pet Collective. Adventure Amplified, the first original series from Obsesh recently […]

US prodco nabs Jukin exec for digital push

US-based Meetinghouse Productions has hired Bryan Odom from user-generated content specialist Jukin Media. Odom (pictured) will take on a newly-created post as VP, digital strategy and production at Meetinghouse, which has bases in New York and LA and produces shows such World’s Dumbest. At Jukin, Odom was VP of production, overseeing content for linear, digital […]

PactUS plots digital expansion

The US arm of independent producers association Pact has forged a new alliance with a group representing producers of web content. The digital expansion also sees PactUS team up with a US law firm that specialises in digital programming deals. David Lyle (left), the former Fox exec who heads PactUS, is expanding the breadth of […]

VR firm brings in Bacon from Endemol Shine

A UK-based, Maker Studios-backed virtual reality content producer has hired senior executives from Endemol Shine Group and YouTube channels group Jukin Media. Blend Media has hired James Bacon (pictured) as senior VP, commercial partnerships, and Greg Bond from Jukin, which yesterday launched Video Pizza, an entertainment platform for Japanese audiences. Bacon was previously Endemol Shine’s […]

Jukin hires ex-Wazee TV exec

YouTube aggregator Jukin Media has hired former Wazee Digital TV and film chief Greg Bond to become its VP, global licensing. Multichannel network Jukin licenses hundreds of sharable videos each week. Based out of Jukin’s LA office, new recruit Bond will look to expand the firm’s licensing business, which sees the company search YouTube for […]

Jukin says content creator pay ‘hits $5m’

Multichannel network Jukin Media says it has now paid content creators a total of US$5 million in licensing fees since launching in 2009. Jukin does not create its own online video, but licenses hundreds of video each week. It operates YouTube brands FailArmy, JukinVideo and People Are Awesome, which was last week at the centre […]

Row erupts over MCN content takedown

A pair of YouTube content creators have clashed after one removed another’s popular video without warning due to a trademark infringement. Multichannel network Jukin Media moved to take down an original video posted by Devin Graham to his devinsupertramp channel, which is part of the Fullscreen MCN. The video, which featured original devinsupertramp content, was […]

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 […]