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funk by ARD and ZDF – Funking things up

funk by ARD and ZDF - Funking things up
Two years in the making, the web TV service and digital content network funk by German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF finally launched on October 1. The project’s working title had simply been ‘Junges Angebot’ (Young Offer) until only a couple of days before the launch.

Aimed at 14- to 29-year-olds, the digital-only network steps away from traditional TV towards online and social media platforms. Two of the pubcasters’ digital TV channels – EinsPlus and ZDFkultur – were shut down on September 30 to make way for funk, whose creators insisted from the very beginning that their youth ‘channel’ will in fact have nothing to do with linear TV. funk is more of a multiplatform network than a TV channel. […]

Digital Video for Latino Millennials

Digital Video for Latino Millennials
A Selection of Latino-Focused Digital Studios and their Most Popular YouTube Channels

Millennials increasingly turn to digital video for innovative, high-quality content. Multi-Channel Networks all over the world, which today are multifaceted companies that expand their reach beyond YouTube and are more accurately described as Multi-Platform Networks, operate in a highly competitive and steadily growing market.
The big MCNs from the US and Europe are most often in the spotlight and are still leading in terms of subscribers and video views. […]

Digital Studios and MCNs: From YouTube Aggregators to Media Giants

Digital Studios and MCNs: From YouTube Aggregators to Media Giants
Digital Studios and MCNs: their most popular channels and news updates for selected MCNs

As millennials increasingly turn to digital video for innovative content and walk away from traditional TV, Digital Studios and Multi-Channel Networks (MCNs) are often discussed as the future of the entertainment business and the next-generation media giants. MCNs started out and would not exist without YouTube, but are now much more than an aggregation of YouTube channels that make money off YouTube ad revenue.

The now multifaceted companies are actively expanding their reach beyond YouTube and create high-quality content for a variety of other platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, their own direct-to-consumer platforms and portals (such as Endemol beyond‘s getbeyond.us) – and even TV. […]

Digital Content NewFronts 2016: a selection of the top 10 MCNs and digital video companies

We have compiled a special VAST REPORT, wrapping up the Digital Content NewFronts 2016 and summarizing the announcements made by a selection of the top 10 MCNs and digital video companies, including AwesomenessTV, Fullscreen Media, Machinima, Maker Studios, and Studio71.

Digital Content NewFronts 2016: a selection of the top 10 MCNs and digital video companies

From May 2 through 13, 2016, the fifth annual Digital Content NewFronts 2016, the online video version of the TV networks’ upfront presentations, were held in New York City. During the 10-day marketplace for advertisers and media buyers, a total of 37 digital media companies showcased the latest in digital video programming, announced new partnerships and touted new ways to connect brands with consumers. […]