Fireside Chat: The Rise of a Multi-channel Network – Videonomics Monarch Beach Summit 2013

Posted 5 years ago by Jeremy Walker

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Brian founded and runs AwesomenessTV, which he sold to Jeffrey Katzenberg at DreamWorks Animation for $33 million with a additional $117 million if certain earnings targets are met. AwesomenessTV started as a YouTube MCN that scaled very quickly and then transformed into a cross platform media company as it has sought to grow audience and revenue. How does a platform agnostic media company make money? In being agnostic are there new opportunities for partnerships with advertisers or are their hands tied as they balance relationships with distributors: YouTube, cable networks, and more?

Brian Robbins, CEO & Founder — AwesomenessTV
Donnie Williams, Chief Digital Officer — Horizon Media