Streaming video feels good for teens and young millennials: report
Defy Media’s third annual Acumen Report also found teens believe YouTubers have what it takes to be TV or movie stars.
Defy Media launches ad-supported movie platform
Named Movies on Break, it will feature 200 titles from the Lionsgate library, including Winter’s Bone and Margin Call.
Is Smosh the web generation’s Monty Python?
Defy Media’s Jared Hoffman explains why we should revere Smosh the same way we do the British comedy troupe or the cast of SNL.
Smosh takes Food Battle to mobile
Partially funded via Indiegogo, the YouTube duo’s free-to-play game inspired by a video series is being served up on iOS and Android platforms.
Lionsgate, Tribeca partner on new SVOD service
Tribeca Short List will offer library content from both companies, updated weekly, as well as select outside content.
ClevverTV crowns Drama King
From host Kingsley’s opening monolog to the final toast, sponsorship opps are available throughout the new series.
Lionsgate nabs rights to The Smosh Movie
Lionsgate will handle global distribution for Smosh’s first feature, which co-stars Jenna Marbles, Grace Helbig, and Harley Morenstein.
Fool me twice … go ahead, it’s for a good cause
Break.com show Prank It FWD, which raises money for DoSomething.org while encouraging acts of kindness, returns in November.
Defy hires BBC’s Mark Gall as chief revenue officer
Gall had been VP of digital ad sales for BBC Worldwide since 2007, leading teams in the U.S., Canada and Latin America.
Synergy! Clickbait! Tips and tricks from Defy Media programmers
VP of programming Andy Signore and head writer Spencer Gilbert, on how to create the Next Big Thing… or at least be able to give it your best shot.