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Post-Mouse Maker Studios Trims Jobs

The ink isn’t even dry on the Disney/Maker Studios acquisition deal and the MCN is already gearing up for restructuring. As Variety first reported earlier today Maker has quietly announced that it will reduce its total workforce by 10%. Those layoffs could come as soon as this

Upright Citizens Brigade Joins Above Average – A Comedy Focused MCN For An Iconic Comedy Brand

The Upright Citizens Brigade is easily one of the hottest brands in comedy right now. The improv troops famous alumni include Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer of Comedy Central’s Broad City, FUSE Network’s Billy Eichner, and all-purpose TV darling Amy Poehler.  A list of former and current

Relativity Media Hunts Fullscreen – Are Independent MCN’s An Endangered Species?

Relativity Media is apparently dying to get into the Multi-Channel Network business. So much so that less than a month after their attempt to outbid Disney for Maker Studios fell flat the Hollywood studio is courting a new MCN. AdAge reports that Relativity has been making acquisition

Big News for Fullscreen – Two Coups for YouTube’s Largest MCN

While Tubegeeks has been hanging around at Newfronts one of the biggest players in online video, who is NOT presenting here has been making some big moves of their own. Fullscreen, YouTube’s largest independent multi-channel network has announced two major coups of its own this week. The

2014 Digital Content NewFronts Schedule Unveiled

This week kicks off the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s 2014 Digital Content NewFronts. Taking a page from television’s annual Upfronts leaders in the online video industry will gather in New York City for an expanded two weeks schedule of presentations featuring their latest content and advertising strategies. The

Maker’s Jilted CEO Delays Disney Deal with Lawsuit – UPDATED

It looked like the $500 million marriage between Maker Studios and the House of Mouse was all but final, but it seems that one interested party couldn’t be persuaded to hold his peace.  Though the deal has been widely covered in the industry media, including here on

My Damn Channel Becomes Omnivision Entertainment: Can The MCN Leave Its Baggage Behind?

In a nod to the increasing professionalization of the online video space pioneering comedy MCN My Damn Channel is undergoing a rebrand.

The Great MCN Grab Continues: AwesomenessTV Acquires Big Frame

Following on the heels of last weeks watershed announcement that Disney would acquire seminal Multi-Channel Network Maker Studios the MCN landscape shifted again today with the of another major acquisition.