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Discovery Digital Networks and The Success of Original Programming

Discovery Digital Networks and The Success of Original Programming

As a leading media source for today’s online audiences, Discovery Digital Networks is home to Animalist, TestTube, Revision3, SourceFed and the DeFranco Network. With more than 110 shows anchored by the web’s leading personalities, DDN covers original topics ranging from internet cats, science, current events, and tech. We talk to GM Jim Louderback about the network.

Why the Twitch Purchase is Great for YouTube But Could Suck for Twitch

Why the Twitch Purchase is Great for YouTube But Could Suck for Twitch

The rumor that YouTube will pay $1 billion to acquire Twitch is great news for YouTube and makes perfect sense. Google created a great feature with Google hangouts and although they integrated it well with YouTube, it never gained traction as a community based streaming tool. Acquiring Twitch, even at the steep cost of $1 billion, would instantly give YouTube the top online streaming community.

YouTube to Acquire Twitch for $1 Billion? It’s Looking Likely [Rumor]

YouTube to Acquire Twitch for $1 Billion? Its Looking Likely [Rumor]

According to a breaking story at Variety, the world’s biggest and most popular video site, YouTube, is acquiring videogame-streaming company Twitch, for an estimated $1 billion. Although both YouTube and Twitch have declined to confirm or deny the story, sources near to the deal confirm it’s on.

Who is Relativity and Why Is It Offering $1.1 Billion for Maker Studios?

Who is Relativity and Why Is It Offering $1.1 Billion for Maker Studios?

Following Disney’s $500m bid to acquire Maker Studios, Relativity Media has thrown its hat into the ring with a deal worth twice the amount. But if there is any bubble about to burst related to YouTube, surely it’s the network/MCN bubble so why all the interest?

YouTube Brand Integration: Young Audiences and What Success Looks Like

YouTube Brand Integration: Young Audiences and What Success Looks Like

In the battle for attention, YouTube is winning. Even traditional media companies are investing big, with the goal being to have a more direct line into the lives of younger audiences. Brands are figuring out how to leverage YouTube as well. A big part of that has been in brand integration deals

AwesomenessTV Acquire YouTube MCN Big Frame for $15 Million in Cash

AwesomenessTV Acquire YouTube MCN Big Frame for $15 Million in Cash

The acquisitions and consolidations keep on coming for YouTube Multi-Channel Networks as AwesomenessTV snaps up Big Frame for $15 million in cash. This should give the combined companies around 80 million subscribers and close to a billion views a month.

Yahoo Looking to Acquire NDN, Compete with YouTube?

Yahoo Looking to Acquire NDN, Compete with YouTube?

Yahoo is rumored to be interested in purchasing NDN to expand its burgeoning online video initiative. That would give them a massive library of content and some expanded ad inventory, but if they are going to try and compete with Google and YouTube they are missing a couple vital pieces to that puzzle. What are those pieces you ask? Find out within!

Vimeo Buys Start-up ‘Shoot ‘n Edit’ iPhone App ‘Cameo’

Vimeo Buys Start up Shoot n Edit iPhone App Cameo

Vimeo is moving into the mobile video app market space with its acquisition of Cameo, a ‘shoot and edit’ app for the iPhone. But even with its attractive themes and cloud-powered features, Cameo’s success ultimately depends on users wanting to both make, and edit, movies on a regular basis.

Disney to Buy YouTube Network Maker Studios? [Report]

Disney to Buy YouTube Network Maker Studios? [Report]

Disney is reported to be in talks to acquire Maker Studios, in a bid to acquire one of the biggest, and most successful YouTube networks around. The deal is rumored to be worth around $500 million and could be a major coup for Disney.

Maker Buys Blip: Now Has Reach Outside of YouTube

Maker Buys Blip: Now Has Reach Outside of YouTube

Maker Studios has bought video platform Blip, which gives them a place outside of YouTube to generate ad revenue. It will be interesting to see if they can attract viewers off of YouTube and onto Blip, or at least make the kind of revenue they need to make off of YouTube to be viable.

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