Tag: AwesomenessTV

Hulu Grabs AwesomenessTV Horror!!!

Animation, Channels
Hulu has acquired streaming rights to Freakish, a horror series from teen-centric digital producer AwesomenessTV, the series stars a perfect mix of film and social media public figures... A bigwig in Media and Entertainment sector AwesomenessTV  with a focus on Youth, is coming up with its latest horror series Freakish to Hulu, in an exclusive streaming contract. The company that stands at US$650 following a minority buy-in from another giant-Verizon will create 10-episode series, under the tag of AwesomenessTV, is currently underway and scheduled for its premier later this year Created by Beth Szymkowski, creator of AwesomenessTV’s first series, Runaways,Freakish follows a group of students at a small-town high school who must fight for survival against predatory mutant creatures. (mo

Verizon Spearheads, takes 24.5 per cent stakes in Awesomeness TV!

Animation, Channels, Headlines, Studio
The Telco giant has signed a deal with Awesomeness TV to create more traction with its target audience- its young video consumers... While scaling up its premium offerings in video and mobile mass markets, a reputable brand from US- Verizon has purchased a minority stake in Awesomeness TV, owned by DreamWorks. The global giant- Verizon has got 24.5 % of the Gen Z- friendly multi-channel network and Media Company. (more…)

Malik Ducard of YouTube Joins the Digital Media Licensing Summit at LICENSING EXPO as Opening Speaker

Headlines, Licensing
Licensing Expo, the world’s largest and most influential licensing industry event, today announced that Malik Ducard, Director, Content Partnerships, YouTube will open the Digital Media Licensing Summit with a Fireside Chat at 11:45 a.m., moderated by Richard Raddon, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Zefr. Ducard will be discussing the strength of this generation of creators who are reaching, moving and inspiring their large and deeply passionate YouTube fanbases and the opportunity that presents to the licensing world. (more…)

LICENSING EXPO RINGS IN 2015 WITH NEW ADDITIONS TO THE LINEUP

Events, Headlines, Licensing, Merchandise
Licensing Expo, the world’s largest and most influential licensing industry event, is pleased to announce an expanded list of new exhibitors for the New Year.  Sponsored by the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA), the 2015 show takes place on June 9-11 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV.  This year’s event will include more than 100 new exhibitors featuring stunning innovative layouts, exhibits, interactive displays and entertainment from top companies.  More than 500 businesses will exhibit at the 2015 show, many with larger spaces to showcase their expanded brand portfolios.  Complimentary registration for the expo is now live: www.licensingexpo.com/registerhere (more…)

Hearst acquires 25% stakes worth $81-million in DWA’s AwesomenessTV

Animation, Channels, Headlines, Studio
Hearst Corporation has acquired a 25 percent interest in DreamWorks Animation's AwesomenessTV in a move to grow the multi-platform media company. The two companies previously partnered in October 2013 for a joint venture that saw the creation of a standalone Seventeen-branded YouTube channel and multichannel network. Twenty-five percent ownership of the global teen community will cost Hearst $81.25 million. (more…)

AwesomenessTV Store Opens in LA

Headlines, Licensing, Merchandise, Studio
DreamWorks Animation's YouTube network AwesomenessTV opened its first pop-up shop Saturday, featuring a range of products inspired by its digital celebrities. The shop, called Scene@Awesomeness, is located in Los Angeles, Calif., and includes a DJ booth, lounge area and special sections throughout featuring different network creators. The physical store will remain open through Dec. 31 and will eventually also have an e-commerce counterpart. (more…)