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Breaking: Disney Acquires Maker Studios in $500 Million Deal

Breaking: Disney Acquires Maker Studios in $500 Million Deal

After a week of rumors, Disney has just confirmed that it is acquiring YouTube MCN heavyweight Maker Studios in a deal worth an initial $500 million but possibly up to $950 million in the long run.

25 Top YouTube Business Power Players for 2013 - Thumbs Up!

25 Top YouTube Business Power Players for 2013   Thumbs Up!

Welcome to our 2013 list of the up and coming new media whizzes within the business of YouTube - a list of the most prolific business minds who will undoubtedly be shaping the face of digital, social media, and entertainment as we know it in the years to come.

Polaris Targets The Biggest Star Gamers On YouTube [Interview]

Polaris Targets The Biggest Star Gamers On YouTube [Interview]

Polaris, the gaming division of Maker Studios, is a celebration of gaming and geek culture, featuring editorial coverage on the stories that matter to its audience. They've just signed four big names that bring over 13 million subscribers and 150 million views per month.

Maker Studios Turn To Cable Model To Expand Online Empire

Maker Studios Turn To Cable Model To Expand Online Empire

Maker Studios, the second biggest MCN in the States in terms of unique views, are planning to restructure their partner content into four main categories. They hope this new cable TV like model will benefit both creators, viewers and advertisers.

Maker Studios and Tribeca Launch Picture Show Channel on YouTube

Maker Studios and Tribeca Launch Picture Show Channel on YouTube

Maker Studios, in collaboration with Tribeca, will be bringing a channel called Picture Show to YouTube. It will look to combine the forces of Maker and Tribeca to form an online community where creative types can collaborate and make YouTube magic.

YouTube Networks Get Their First Tabloid Story & It's Getting Ugly - Ray William Johnson vs. Maker Studios

YouTube Networks Get Their First Tabloid Story & Its Getting Ugly   Ray William Johnson vs. Maker Studios

In October, Ray William Johnson left Maker Studios and tried to announce this in one of his videos in as nice a way as possible.  Unfortunately, there's no right way to say "Maker Studios and I are not together anymore," without people wondering, "What happened?" ...

Web Series School: 'Epic Rap Battles' Serves up Platinum Programming

Web Series School: Epic Rap Battles Serves up Platinum Programming

In this week's web series lesson we look at the #36 most subscribed YouTube channel, Epic Rap Battles, and learn a few secrets about perfect programming. For video marketers, Epic Rap Battles is a perfect case study of programming from the YouTube Creators Playbook.

Should You Join a YouTube Network? The Pros and Cons of YouTube Partner Networks [Reel Web #67]

Should You Join a YouTube Network? The Pros and Cons of YouTube Partner Networks [Reel Web #67]

On this week's Reel Web, we cover several online video related news items from the past week including the new YouTube studio space just opened in Los Angeles, updates to VYou's video Q&A platform, and more.  We also spend some time addressing a common question ...

Maker Studios Gets Hilariously Political on YouTube With 'Caffeinated' Web Series

Maker Studios Gets Hilariously Political on YouTube With Caffeinated Web Series

It's 2012.  It's an election year.  And you're about to hear a whole bunch of nonsense from the candidates, their followers, and people claiming to be experts in the effort to get their guy into the White House.  But just because all of these political ...

A Look at the Rise of Online Video Studios & Who's Leading: Machinima, Maker Studios, FullScreen and BigFrame

A Look at the Rise of Online Video Studios & Whos Leading: Machinima, Maker Studios, FullScreen and BigFrame

Several years ago an independent YouTube creator wasn’t just an actor or actress – they actually wrote their own show, owned their own production studio, managed a mini-cable network and oversaw their content’s promotion and distribution. As the online-video leader, YouTube provided a platform to ...