Maker Studios Inc

Type: Company
Name: Maker Studios Inc
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Why Walt Disney Is Interested In Vice Media

With the impending deal between Vice Media and A&E Network, it is important to see why Walt Disney is inclined toward the digital media businessPage 1 of 2Published: August 31, 2014 at 5:58 am EST By: Troy Kuhn Click Ticker to See live coverageVice Media ... [Published Bidness Etc - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 2 reports

How Twitch And YouTube Are Making Video Games A Big Business

Mark this moment: Watching people play video games has become a big business, with Amazon, Google, Disney, and others vying for a piece of the action.Call it livestream gaming: Top players record themselves playing popular titles and delivering commentary—or ... [Published ReadWriteWeb - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Quoted: YouTube networks aim high

“We want to be the next Viacom, the next Disney, the next NBCUniversal. We feel like we’re on that path.”— George Strompolos , CEO and founder of Fullscreen, one of the top multichannel networks (MCN) on YouTube. MCNs bundle together YouTube channels ... [Published SiliconValley.com - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Which YouTube Networks Have the Most Viewers?

via Bloomberg BusinessweekBloomberg Businessweek has a look at the business of YouTube networks these days and the Hollywood-ification of the platform. Some key stats from the piece:1 billion viewers a month 6 billion hours of video consumed a month ... [Published Social Times - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 8/28/14 (V): Maker Studios,...

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on TVOT NYC 2014 (December 9th in New York City-- purchase your Super-Early-Bird tickets here !), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format:Following Launch of "PewDiePie" ... [Published Interactive TV Today - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Amazon buys gamer website Twitch

Online retailing giant Amazon has acquired gamer website Twitch for $790 million.Twitch is a website which allows users to play and watch games. Twitch users not only participate in games, but can also view their friends play. The Amazon-Twitch deal brings ... [Published Retail Digital - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 3 reports

Maker Studios, Now Owned By Disney, Sued For $19 Million By Former Filmmaker

A filmmaker who worked for Disney’s recently acquired Maker Studios is suing the company for $126,000 in deferred salary and up to $19 million in stock, Courthouse News Service reports -- just months after Disney's nearly billion-dollar buyout of Mak ... [Published International Business Times - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 3 reports

Amazon takes on YouTube with Twitch acquisition

Amazon is looking to expand its video ad business and take on YouTube with the purchase of video streaming site Twitch for $970m (£585m).Purchase of video streaming service points to an increased focus on video ad revenues by Amazon.Twitch allows users ... [Published Marketing Week - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 2 reports

Yogscast YouTube gaming stars get an official mobile app | Technology

The Yogscast has become the latest popular YouTube channel to launch an official mobile app, as an alternative way for fans to watch its videos. The app was released for iPhone[1] over the weekend by Maker Studios, the multi-channel network (MCN) to which ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 7 reports

Lindsey Stirling signs with Disney's Maker Studios

CULVER CITY, Calif., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Lindsey Stirling has signed a new deal with Disney's Maker Studios.The 27-year-old dubstep violinist's contract was up at Fullscreen, and manager Adina Friedman told Billboard it felt like "the right time to explore ... [Published UPI - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 2 reports

Former Maker Studios CEO Sets Up New Digital Media Venture

LOS ANGELES: Danny Zappin, co-founder and former CEO of Maker Studios, has raised $25 million in funding to launch Zealot Networks, a digital media company.The company is positioned as a "digital-first" media outfit and growth accelerator aiming to empower ... [Published World Screen News - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 04 2014 - 3 reports

Ex-Maker Studios CEO Raises $25 Million for New Venture

Former Maker Studios CEO Danny Zappin  is returning to the YouTube space with a new startup and $25 million in funding.His latest venture, Zealot, is billed as a digital media company and growth accelerator that will work with creators and talent to find ... [Published Hollywood Reporter - Aug 04 2014]

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Cable is also facing deep disruption since its lucrative bundling structure may be unraveled. As  Time reported in April , "With all these changes, industry has reason to squirm. In a report last year, media analysts at the investment firm Needham & Company estimated that if all TV content were unbundled, the TV industry would take a $70 billion dollar hit, and all but 15 or 20 channels would disappear."
"We rate AMAZON COM INC (AMZN) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed ? some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share."
"I still feel like this platform is in its infancy," he adds. "I want to be a part of this as it grows."
"Thus, from February 2010 through December 2011, defendants became indebted to plaintiff for the sum of approximately $126,500" the lawsuit states

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Why Walt Disney Is Interested In Vice Media [Published Bidness Etc - Aug 31 2014]
How Twitch And YouTube Are Making Video Games A... [Published ReadWriteWeb - Aug 29 2014]
How Twitch And YouTube Are Making Video Games A... [Published ReadWriteWeb - Aug 29 2014]
After Twitch, Is Ustream the Next Billion-Dolla... [Published Variety - Aug 28 2014]
The Video Revolution Will Not Be Televised [Published Entrepreneur.com - Aug 28 2014]
Quoted: YouTube networks aim high [Published SiliconValley.com - Aug 28 2014]
Which YouTube Networks Have the Most Viewers? [Published Social Times - Aug 28 2014]
What ABC’s 30-Year-Old ESPN Purchase Teaches Us... [Published TheStreet.com - Aug 28 2014]
What ABC’s 30-Year-Old ESPN Purchase Teaches Us... [Published The Street Latest - Aug 28 2014]
Hollywood's Big-Money YouTube Hit Factory [Published BusinessWeek - Aug 28 2014]
Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 8/28/14 (V): ... [Published Interactive TV Today - Aug 28 2014]
Maker Studios, Now Owned By Disney, Sued For $1... [Published International Business Times - Aug 27 2014]
Maker Studios, Now Owned By Disney, Sued For $1... [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - Aug 27 2014]
Amazon buys gamer website Twitch [Published Retail Digital - Aug 27 2014]
Giant YouTube Music Monetizer AdRev Names New P... [Published Billboard - Aug 27 2014]
Filmmaker Wants Shares From Maker Studios [Published Courthouse News Service - Aug 27 2014]
Video comes of age [Published Media Tel - Aug 27 2014]
You Won’t Believe What Happens Next: Facebook C... [Published Deadline.com - Aug 26 2014]
Yogscast YouTube gaming stars get an official m... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 26 2014]
Amazon takes on YouTube with Twitch acquisition [Published Marketing Week - Aug 26 2014]
What Does Net Neutrality Mean for Video Adverti... [Published ClickZ Today - Aug 26 2014]
Yogscast YouTube gaming stars get an official m... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Aug 26 2014]
Amazon snaps up video game service for $970m [Published Irish Times - Aug 26 2014]
Amazon buying gamer website twitch for $1 billi... [Published STLtoday.com - Aug 25 2014]
Amazon Buys Twitch Video Service for $970 Milli... [Published Advertising Age - Aug 25 2014]
Amazon Buying Gamer Website Twitch for $1 Billion [Published Bloomberg - Aug 25 2014]
Amazon likely buying Twitch for $1 billion; Goo... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Aug 25 2014]
Amazon Said to Buy Twitch for $1 Billion [Published Bloomberg - Aug 25 2014]
LA startup scene builds on culture of entrepren... [Published Vator.tv - Aug 22 2014]
Company Update: The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:D... [Published MoneyShow.com - Aug 22 2014]
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How Twitch And YouTube Are Making Video Games A... [Published ReadWriteWeb - Aug 29 2014]
Mark this moment: Watching people play video games has become a big business, with Amazon, Google, Disney, and others vying for a piece of the action. Call it livestream gaming: Top players record themselves playing popular titles and delivering ...
The Fine Brothers Would Like To Be The John Hug... [Published BuzzFeed - Latest - Aug 18 2014]
The YouTube creators behind “Kids React” are bringing their brand to Nickelodeon and other mainstream channels. “It’s not just a person sitting in a room, it’s a full company.” Benny (left) and Rafi (right) Fine, presenting an award with Lance Bass. ...
Collaborative Fund, CircleUp Partner to Invest ... [Published WSJ.com: Venture Capital Dispatch - Aug 18 2014]
CircleUp Network Inc. Managing Director Jayson YuanCircleUp Network Inc. New York City-based venture firm Collaborative Fund , and CircleUp , the fundraising platform for “anything but tech” startups, have partnered to invest $4 million into certified ...
The New TV Pilot Season: Bringing YouTube Stars... [Published TechCrunch - Aug 09 2014]
 Hollywood is in love with YouTube. Last year, DreamWorks Animation paid $33 million for YouTube channel AwesomenessTV, Warner Bros. invested $18 million in the YouTube channel Machinima and most recently, Disney purchased Maker Studios for $500 million. ...
The New TV Pilot Season: Bringing YouTube Stars... [Published TechCrunch Europe - Aug 09 2014]
 Hollywood is in love with YouTube. Last year, DreamWorks Animation paid $33 million for YouTube channel AwesomenessTV, Warner Bros. invested $18 million in the YouTube channel Machinima and most recently, Disney purchased Maker Studios for $500 million. ...
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