Black Hollywood Live joins Collective Digital Studio’s MCN

CDS will work on optimizing content and attracting brands for the online African-American lifestyle and entertainment channel.
March 31, 2015

Collective Digital Studio (CDS) announced on Monday that its multi-channel network has added Black Hollywood Live (BHL), a YouTube channel and online network dedicated to African-American entertainment.

The deal is the second partnership between CDS and BHL’s co-founders, E! Entertainment host Maria Menounos and producer Kevin Undergaro, whose other network AfterBuzz TV joined the CDS MCN in September 2014.

Black Hollywood Live’s YouTube channel has amassed more than 10,000 subscribers and nearly 860,000 views. That’s a drop in the bucket compared to other CDS channels such as Epic Meal Time, which boasts 6.73 million subscribers and nearly 790 million views. But BHL has attracted an impressive list of celebrity guests — such as Wayne Brady, Jordin Sparks, Sherri Shepherd, Terrence Howard and Rick Fox –to its topical news and talk shows covering entertainment, pop culture, politics and lifestyle, which include This Week, Just Saying, Justice Is Served, Fashion 411, The Branded Athlete, The Beat (pictured) and Geek. Nerd. Tech

CDS will focus on optimizing Black Hollywood Live’s video content, attracting brands to the YouTube channel and selling advertising.

Launched in 2011, CDS has a network of more than 800 channels on YouTube. It produces such popular digital series as Video Game High School  and Annoying Orange.

About The Author
Todd is StreamDaily's U.S. West Coast Correspondent. He has written for a wide range of publications, including The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Post, NylonGuys and, yes, even the Weekly World News. Earlier in his career, he served as senior editor for the pioneering alternative movie magazine Film Threat. You can reach him at toddrlongwell[at] or on twitter @toddlongwell1

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