Robert Kyncl


YouTube poaches MTV programming chief

MTV’s president of programming in the US, Susanne Daniels, is set to join YouTube to lead the video site’s original content efforts, according to stateside reports. Daniels will become vice-president, YouTube Originals, managing the Google-owned site’s original content pipeline and oversee production. She will report to YouTube’s head of content and business operations, Robert Kyncl. […]

DreamWorks confirms daily YouTube series

Animation studio DreamWorks is launching YouTube Nation, a daily series that will showcase the best new content on the online video site. YouTube Nation will appear exclusively on YouTube and is the first daily series produced by DreamWorks Animation. It also marks the first time the YouTube brand has been used for a daily programme. […]

DreamWorks to acquire AwesomenessTV

DreamWorks Animation has agreed to pay up to US$117 million for AwesomenessTV, a YouTube channel operator. AwesomenessTV comprises about 55,000 YouTube channels aimed at teens with about 14 million subscribers and 800 million video views. The deal will cost Jeffrey Katzenberg’s DreamWorks an initial US$33 million, with further payments based on performance due in 2014 […]