Frederator Networks, Inc.

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Frederator Networks, Inc.
Subsidiary
Industry Digital Media
Founded 2012; 6 years ago (2012)
Founder Fred Seibert
Headquarters New York City, New York, U.S.
Parent Wow Unlimited Media
Website frederatornetworks.frederator.com

Frederator Networks, Inc. is a small media company founded by Fred Seibert. It makes and distributes cartoons, often on Channel Frederator, and through its in-house animation studio Frederator Studios. It is the largest distributor of independent animation online.[1]

On October 26, 2016, Canadian animation studio Rainmaker Entertainment acquired Frederator Networks, Inc. Rainmaker subsequently rebranded as Wow Unlimited Media.[2]

Partnered content[edit]

Fin Punch/Personas Cetaceas[edit]

In February 2015, Frederator Networks acquired worldwide distribution rights to Personas Cetaceas, a Spanish language Chilean animated series, originally called Personas Cetaceas. It was renamed Fin Punch, dubbed into English, and hosted on Cartoon Hangover[3]

Sony collaboration[edit]

In 2014, Frederator Networks and Sony Pictures Animation announced their new joint project, GO! Cartoons. Twelve, five-minute, animated shorts were planned to be viewed on Cartoon Hangover in 2016, but the series would eventually premiere on November 7, 2017.[4] One of them will be picked to become an animated series on Cartoon Hangover.[5]

Operating units[edit]

Channel Frederator Network[edit]

Channel Frederator Network (CFN) is a YouTube multi-channel network focused specifically on animation. They have signed 1,222 YouTube creators.[6] As of October 2017, CFN has over 1 billion monthly views.[7]

Frederator Studios[edit]

Frederator Studios is an animation studio run by Fred Seibert, who is largely known as the executive producer of Adventure Time, The Fairly OddParents, and The Powerpuff Girls.[8]

Frederator Digital[edit]

Frederator Digital is a subsidiary of Frederator Networks that creates unscripted, informational and scripted programming for streaming on the internet.[1] It is currently producing a series of 107 Facts videos, which can be seen on Channel Frederator, Cartoon Hangover, Cinematica, The Leaderboard, and MicDrop on YouTube[9]

The Leaderboard Network[edit]

The Leaderboard Network is a YouTube multi-channel network that focuses exclusively on video games and gaming.[1] Its main YouTube channel, The Leaderboard, launched in April 2015 and as of 2017 has over 550,000 subscribers with over 90 million views.[9]

Cinematica[edit]

The Cinematica Network is a YouTube multi-channel network that focuses exclusively on TV and movies.[1] Its main YouTube channel, Cinematica, launched in August 2015 and to date has over 22,000 subscribers with over 1.5 million views.[9]

Átomo Network[edit]

In February 2016, Frederator Networks partnered with Ánima Estudios to launch the Átomo Network, a multi-channel network exclusively for Spanish speaking YouTube animation channels.[10]

Frederator Shorts Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Frederator Dives into Unscripted with Frederator Flux". VideoInk. 2015-11-04. Retrieved 2015-11-14.
  2. ^ http://www.awn.com/news/rainmaker-entertainment-acquires-frederator-rebranding-wow
  3. ^ "Frederator picks up Lat Am toon | News". C21Media. 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2015-11-14.
  4. ^ "The Summoning". CartoonHangover - YouTube. November 7, 2017. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  5. ^ Spangler, Todd. "Frederator Networks". Variety. Retrieved 2015-11-14.
  6. ^ Mercedes Milligan (2014-12-17). "Frederator Network Takes on 185 New Channels". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 2015-11-14.
  7. ^ "Frederator’s Multi-Channel Network Surpasses 1 Billion Monthly Views" Tubefilter, October 24, 2017, by Geoff Weiss
  8. ^ Liu, Ed (2014-11-06). "Frederator Studios Debuts "Bee & Puppycat" on November 6, 2014 - ToonZone News". Toonzone.net. Retrieved 2015-11-14.
  9. ^ a b c Rody, Bree (2015-11-05). "Frederator launches unscripted division » StreamDaily". Streamdaily.tv. Retrieved 2015-11-14.
  10. ^ "Frederator Launches Átomo Network To Serve Spanish-Speaking Animation Fans" Tubefilter, By Sam Gutelle, February 19, 2016

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