Maker Studio


ProSieben poaches Maker exec for digital

ProSiebenSat.1 has poached a digital exec from Disney’s Maker Studios to run its ad-supported VOD services. Christian Dankl will be the German broadcaster’s CEO of AVOD. The role is a new one at ProSieben, which recently reorganised its digital business. That internal restructure saw ProSieben COO Christopher Wahl take the chairman role at the digital […]

Going (digital) native

Why are television’s biggest groups spending millions of dollars on YouTube talent-focused multichannel networks? Jesse Whittock speaks with key players to build a picture of this emerging ecosystem and identify where the digital dollars are coming from. Research released this summer suggested the top 100 YouTube multichannel networks are worth nearly US$10 billion, with the […]

Ynon Kreiz to head leading YouTube network

Former Endemol chief exec and chairman Ynon Kreiz has been named as YouTube channel network Maker Studios’ executive chairman. The news comes soon after Kriez sold his shareholding in Israel’s Kuperman Productions to former employer Endemol. He had left Endemol in 2011 after what was understood to be disagreement about the Big Brother producer’s strategic […]