Monday, May 12, 2014

Endemol Beyond USA Strikes Exclusive Deal With Michelle Phan

Endemol Beyond USA announced today, May 12, that he premium channel network has aligned forces with acclaimed digital pioneer Michelle Phan and her multi-channel network, For All Women Network (FAWN), to build a premium, female-focused lifestyle network. The news marks one of the biggest global partnerships between a talent that originated from the YouTube platform and a major media company.

Cueing in her 7 years of experience, Phan will spearhead the development of original content for both the digital and broadcast spaces, as well as mentor new talent for the next generation of multi-platform trailblazers.

“As one of the first creators on YouTube, I've been fortunate to sit in the front row, witnessing the remarkable evolution of digital media. The experiences and knowledge I've been afforded are invaluable and I'm excited to take that skill set, together with Endemol Beyond, to build a reliable, reputable business. I'm ready to mentor new talent under FAWN and work to develop new programming ideas with them. Since 2007, I've been deeply committed to creating quality content for my audience, and partnering with Endemol not only gives me the opportunity to develop more premium content, but the ability to tap into the global audience in a bigger way,” said Phan.

FAWN (For All Women Network), founded by Michelle Phan, is a global media company with the mission to empower female audiences around the world. Michelle's expertise in the digital world and FAWN's engaged community of 7.2 million subscribers has formed the foundation for this multi-channel network. This venture provides a platform for Michelle, separate from her own brand, to develop new content creators across various lifestyle categories.

Endemol Beyond, affiliated with Endemol North America -- producers behind some of the most successful worldwide hits on television, including "Big Brother" (CBS), "Steve Harvey" (NBCU), "Wipeout" (ABC) and scripted series "Hell on Wheels" (AMC) is a premium channel, which launched at the end of last year. Endemol North America announced an exclusive overall deal with global superstar Pitbull in January, to develop and produce original content for both television and the digital space.  Endemol Beyond USA is an extension of Endemol Beyond, a new global venture that is a premium network of international and local channels across such platforms as YouTube, Yahoo, AOL, MSN and Dailymotion. 

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