Fullscreen (company)

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Fullscreen Inc.
Subsidiary
Industry Multi-channel network
Founder George Strompolos
Headquarters Los Angeles, California, United States
Key people
Andy Forsell:
(COO)
Ezra Cooperstein:
(President)
George Strompolos:
(CEO)
Owner Otter Media
Subsidiaries
Website fullscreenmedia.co
fullscreen.com

Fullscreen, Inc. is a global network which offers tools, services, and consultation to Youtube content creators and brands owned by Otter Media, a joint venture of AT&T and The Chernin Group [1]. As of September 22, 2014, Fullscreen, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Otter Media.[2][3] In November 2014, Fullscreen acquired the production company Rooster Teeth[4][5]. One year later, in May 2015, Fullscreen acquired social media creative agency McBeard[6][7]. Fullscreen is an independent YouTube network based on unique viewers according to comScore Video Metrix.[8][9][10]. In 2016, Fullscreen launched a subscription video on demand app [11][12]. In addition to Roku, the subscription service is available for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android phones and tablets, and Google Chromecast devices and is also available via Amazon Channels[13][14][15] The app is available as a free trial to people who have AT&T.[16][17]

Fullscreen also provides channel management and optimization services for brands and media companies to grow their presence on YouTube [18][19][20].Fullscreen’s current clients include NBCUniversal, FOX, FremantleMedia, JASH[21] Fine Brothers Entertainment,[22] Mattel, WIGS and more[23] .

History[edit]

Fullscreen was founded in January 2011 by CEO George Strompolos.[24] Then, Strompolos hired Ezra Cooperstein as Fullscreen’s COO [25].

Peter Chernin was a strategic partner and advisor since Fullscreen’s inception.[26] In May 2011, the Chernin Group officially came on board as an investor. A few years later, in the fall of 2014, the Chernin Group and AT&T's Otter Media acquired a controlling stake of Fullscreen, aligning with Otter Media's focus on youth media[27][28][29].

Aside from the talent network, Fullscreen's Video Labs team works with brands and entertainment companies to help them become more successful on YouTube.[30] In September 2016, Fullscreen subsidiary McBeard acquired Video Labs, rounding out the social offerings for the company to include social creative, insights, optimization, and distribution for clients [31].

In November 2015, Andy Forssell joined the company as COO.[32]

Initiatives[edit]

On November 30, 2012, Fullscreen launched their Million Dollar Creator Fund committing one million dollars' worth of advertising and promotion to their creators. Every month, four channels within the Fullscreen network will be awarded up to $10,000 in pre-roll advertising and guerilla campaigns, in which Fullscreen will pay its other partners to promote the winning channels.[33][34][35][36]

Fullscreen’s LGBTQ-pride programming kicked off with the season 2 premiere of “Hella Gay with Miles McKenna” on June 1 with three back-to-back episodes. [37]

Original Programs[edit]

Current Programming[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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