The online media world is swirling with rumors that YouTube is preparing to announce the acquisition of popular video game streaming platform Twitch. The deal, reportedly an all-cash offer of $1 billion, would be the largest in YouTube’s history. Formerly known as Justin.TV, the Twitch platform is
The one time king of YouTube has been cast in an independent film opposite RJ Mitte (“Breaking Bad”) and Paloma Kwiatkowski (“Bates Motel”). “Who’s Driving Doug” is a film by writer William Carnick that tells the story of a disable recluse of considerable intellect taking a road
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
Life on and around YouTube is changing rapidly. It seems like only yesterday that Google acquired the video site and instituted its partner program to allow content creators to share in the ad revenue generated by their videos. Today some of those same content creators adorn billboards
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
If you still need proof that YouTube and online video are making inroads into the strongholds of mainstream media, look no further than Jimmy Fallon. The new host of the Tonight Show has a mainstream media pedigree second to none. A former cast member on Saturday Night
I stopped writing about online video/YouTube/Teh Interwebz cold-turkey in August after covering it pretty much every day for three and a half years, and I figured it was high time to offer up an explanation.