Comedy Central taps Defy for digital shorts

Comedy Central International has struck a partnership with digital media producer Defy Media for the production and distribution of content under Defy’s key Smosh and ScreenJunkies brands. Comedy Central International and Defy Media will co-produce ten brand new episodes of the Smosh short-form pop culture-focused humour series Every Blank Ever for Comedy Central International’s digital […]

Smosh co-founder exits YouTube channel

as of today i am no longer part of smosh. i hope this video shows you why i feel this is the best decision for me ❤️ — Anthony Padilla (@anthonypadilla) June 14, 2017 YouTube personality Anthony Padilla is leaving Smosh, the youth-focused YouTube channel he co-created twelve years ago. Padilla is leaving […]

Divimove unveils YouTube channel stats

Divimove has released an array of statistics about the top-performing channels and talent on YouTube. The FremantleMedia-backed MCN said it was a ‘pet annoyance’ that YouTube stats are thin on the ground, or out of date, so it was releasing its own research, based on tracking 1.5 million YouTube channels. The Germany-based firm said that, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Alloy Digital gets US$30 million cash boost

Multiplatform producer Alloy Digital has won a US$30 million investment from private equity house ABS Capital. Alloy Digital has been on an acquisition spree recently and acquired digital producers and channel operators Generate, Smosh, B5 Media, Clevver Media and The Escapist. It claims that, cumulatively, its sites generate 90 million unique visitors a month, many […]