Awesomeness Launches First DreamWorksTV OTT Offering Via Amazon

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DreamWorksTV, the kids and family brand controlled by Awesomeness, is launching an OTT service on Amazon Channels.
The $4.99-per-month service aimed at boys and girls ages 6 to 12 is the first OTT offering for DreamWorksTV, which launched in 2014. The outlet had previously gained traction via YouTube, a mobile deal with Verizon and by building its presence online and on social media.
Amazon Channels enables à la carte subscriptions to OTT services. Premium cable networks…

Paul Kelly Exits AwesomenessTV to Join Whistle Sports (EXCLUSIVE)

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Whistle Sports has hired Paul Kelly, previously AwesomenessTV’s chief partnerships officer, as the digital video network’s first chief revenue officer. Kelly will report to president and co-founder Jeff Urban, joining the New York-based company in early September. Kelly will work with Whistle’s sales, brand and business development teams to connect with agencies, marketers, partners and… Read more »

Bonnie Pan Tapped as AwesomenessTV Head of Network

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Bonnie Pan has joined Awesomeness as head of network for AwesomenessTV — her fourth gig in less than three years. Pan most recently was president of Endemol Shine North America’s digital division, Endemol Beyond USA, which the company shuttered last month. Before joining Endemol Beyond USA in March 2016, she was EVP of programming at Disney’s… Read more »

Awesomeness Taps Tumblr’s Katherine Barna as VP of Communications (EXCLUSIVE)

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Awesomeness has hired Katherine Barna, previously head of communications and public policy at Yahoo’s Tumblr, as VP of communications. At Awesomeness, Barna oversees communication and PR strategy for the company and its four key divisions: the Gen Z-focused AwesomenessTV network, Awesomeness Films, DreamWorksTV, and Awestruck. In addition, she will head up the company’s social responsibility… Read more »

Awesomeness Names TV Vet Jordan Levin CEO

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NBCUniversal Filmed Entertainment boss Jeff Shell said today that TV veteran Jordan Levin has been named CEO of Awesomeness, the joint-venture digital company run by NBCU, Hearst and Verizon. Levin replaces Brian Robbins, the co-founder of AwesomenessTV, who in February exited the multi-channel network after five years.
Awesomeness’ portfolio includes AwesomenessTV, Awesomeness Films, DreamWorksTV and Awestruck and just unveiled its new slate during its NewFront event in…

Awesomeness Unveils Netflix Movie Deal, Series Renewals and News Division

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Awesomeness — the digital media company formerly known as AwesomenessTV — announced a movie deal with Netflix, as well as five series renewals and plans to launch a Awesomeness News, a new Gen Z-targeted news brand. The programming slate and initiatives were announced Monday at Awesomeness’s Digital Content NewFronts presentation, held at the Samsung 837 event… Read more »