Wednesday 1 August 2012, 08:30 AM ET
New York, NY and Sunnyvale, CA August 1st, 2012 – Blip, one of the Internet’s largest independently owned and operated video networks, and Yahoo! Screen, the ultimate video destination from Yahoo!, today announced a joint distribution deal. Both companies have launched branded channels featuring premium, original content on each other’s site with the goal of allowing new audiences to discover and enjoy the most entertaining series on the web.
Recently, Blip launched branded channels hosting thirteen of their most successful independent web series, with genres ranging from gaming to news to cooking. The Blip series featured on Yahoo! Screen include Red vs. Blue, Rooster Teeth, Drunk Tank, Immersion, Achievement Hunter, The Chris Gethard Show, Girl Parts, Iasa, Mommy Cast, Hilah Cooking, Food Curated, Sexy Nerd Girl and Splash News.
Similarly, Yahoo! Screen provides fourteen of Yahoo!’s most popular original shows on Blip including: Remake America, Style Studio, Sketchy, Failure Club, First Dates, In The Dressing Room, Let’s Talk About Love, Hackerazzi, Reluctantly Healthy, Blue Ribbon Hunter, 7 Minutes in Heaven, Upgrade Your Life, Broken News Daily and What To Wear Where. In June, original video programs produced by Yahoo! Studios were watched by nearly one-in-six online Americans (35.1 million unique visitors).*
“We are excited to announce our new relationship with Yahoo! Screen adding their range of compelling series to Blip’s robust library of the best original shows on the Web,” said Kelly Day, CEO of Blip.
“With its tremendous reach and programming, Yahoo! Screen is the ideal partner for us to engage new audiences for our top producers and their series around the world.”
“We are always looking for premium partners to heighten awareness and bring more eyeballs to our top notch programs,” said Jason Dimberg, Head of Yahoo! Screen.
“Blip is one of the pioneers when it comes to original video programming and has mastered their distribution model, it was a natural fit and we are excited to be working with them.”
*comScore Media Builder Custom Report, US, June 2012 among a set including more than 75 original video programs, as custom-defined by Yahoo!, on the following properties: Yahoo!, AOL, Forbes, Funny or Die, Hulu, IGN, MSN, NY Times, People, PopSugar, SheKnows, Smosh.com, TMZ, YouTube, and VEVO.
About Blip Networks
Blip is the place to discover the best in original web series from both professional and up-and-coming producers. It gives viewers access to a wide variety of dramas and comedies, series about sports, videogames, food, fashion and more, and makes it easy to find what you want when you want it wherever you want it. The company currently syndicates series to iTunes, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Roku, Verizon FiOS, TiVo, Sony TVs and elsewhere. Blip series attract hundreds of millions of views per month. Please visit http://blip.com for more information. Follow Blip on Twitter: twitter.com/blip or on Facebook at http://facebook.com/blip.
Yahoo! is focused on creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. Yahoo!’s unique combination of Science + Art + Scale connects advertisers to the consumers who build their businesses. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, visit the pressroom (pressroom.yahoo.net) or the company’s blog, Yodel Anecdotal (yodel.yahoo.com).