VarietyAugust 12, 2021

Jukin Media Acquired by Trusted Media Brands, Parent of Reader’s Digest

Jukin Media, the 12-year-old digital firm specializing in acquiring and licensing user-generated video, has been acquired by lifestyle media company Trusted Media Brands. The acquisition brings together Jukin’s library of 70,000 licensed...

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DigidayAugust 12, 2021

Why Trusted Media Brands acquired viral video publisher Jukin Media

Trusted Media Brands the publisher of Taste of Home, Reader’s Digest and Family Handyman, today announced it has acquired Jukin Media, a digital video media company — making it the latest publisher to join the M&A race....

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ForbesAugust 12, 2021

Reader's Digest Parent Buys Jukin Media In Quest To Become A ‘Billion-Dollar’ Company

It was back in January of this year, when Kintzer — the CEO and President of Trusted Media Brands — first connected with Jonathan Skogmo, the founder and CEO of Jukin Media. The chat went so well, in fact, that it set the stage for more...

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TubefilterJuly 21, 2021

Jukin Media Pushes Beyond UGC Into Originals With Long-Form Series 'Show Us Your Pets'

Jukin, the digital media company known for its user-generated viral video arsenal, is pushing into original content in a major way. The first new show is Show Us Your Pets, premiering today under Jukin’s animal-themed Pet Collective banner....

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AdvancedTelevisionJuly 15, 2021

Jukin Media’s channels now on ZEASN’s WhaleLive

Jukin Media, a specialist in user-generated entertainment, has announced its streaming TV channels People Are Awesome, WeatherSpy, FailArmy, and The Pet Collective are now available on WhaleLive, the free ad-supported live streaming service...

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Broadcasting&CableJuly 02, 2021

Jukin Media Staffs Up As It Tackles CTV, Global Markets

Jukin Media, which built its business with viral videos on social media, is staffing up as it grows its connected TV channels. In June, Jukin Media’s FailArmy and Pet Collective Channels were added to Dish Network’s Sling TV,...

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Broadcasting&CableJune 22, 2021

Sling TV Adds Jukin Media’s FailArmy, Pet Collective Channels

Our Streaming TV channels are growing at an incredible rate, and partnering with a premier platform like Sling TV to expand our distribution even further and reach millions of additional homes is extremely exciting," said Jill Goldfarb, ...

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RealscreenJune 14, 2021

Realscreen Live ’21: The roundup

Jonathan Skogmo, CEO, Jukin Media; investor Sophie Watts and others convened virtually to discuss why anyone in the business of creating and distributing IP should be looking to the technological innovation ...

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Spectrum TV News 1June 03, 2021

Most CA Workers to Remain Masked Under Revised Rules

California employees will soon be able to skip masks in the workplace, but only if every employee in the room is fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. Jukin Media's Founder & CEO talks about plans to reopen the office in coming weeks....

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Los Angeles Times May 21, 2021

California Unveils Sweeping Plan for Full Reopening on June 15 as COVID Fades

Come June 15, Californians will wake up to a world that looks nothing like the last year-plus — one where businesses can open their doors without COVID-19 constraints on capacity or requirements for physical distancing. ...

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The Webby AwardsMay 18, 2021

Jukin's FailArmy Wins a People's Voice Webby

FailArmy Facebook won a Webby for Social Humor! ...

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DigidayMay 12, 2021

Why Latin America is so big on the ad-supported streaming market’s radar

For Jukin Media, Mexico and Brazil represent the media company’s fourth-largest supply of ad inventory behind its U.S. sources, according to Mike Richter, director of programmatic partnerships at Jukin Media....

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DigidayMay 11, 2021

Jukin Media is a 2021 Digiday Media Awards Nominee For Best New Vertical or Brand

All of these shortlisters are on our judges’ minds in this year’s awards, plus many more. See all nominees below: Best New Vertical or Brand Harvard Business Review – Ascend Dennis Publishing – The Week Junior US Jukin Media – WeatherSpy...

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BuzzFeed NewsMay 06, 2021

David Of "David After Dentist" Is Selling His Viral Video as an NFT

The father and son are working with an NFT creator program called Views — founded by Jukin Media and Night Media, a video licensing company and talent management company, respectively — to sell the unique assets of the viral video. ...

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ForbesApril 27, 2021

Jukin, Night Media Partner On NFT Service For Viral Videos

Long-time viral video distributor Jukin Media has partnered with influencer management agency Night Media to launch Views, a service designed to help creators make and auction off NFTs based on their new and library content....

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VarietyApril 20, 2021

2021 Webby Awards Nominations

The 2021 Webby Awards nominations, recognizing the year’s best websites, podcasts, apps and other internet services, have been announced. Jukin Media received one nomination for FailArmy in the Social Humor category! ...

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SpotXMarch 10, 2021

Jukin Media’s Impressive CTV Growth Spurred by Partnership with SpotX

Over the last decade, Jukin Media has built a portfolio of digital-first media brands that, in recent years, has become a staple of the free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) ecosystem. ...

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ForbesFebruary 01, 2021

How The Pandemic Has Changed Video Content And Consumption

Consumer spending patterns have been turned upside down by the pandemic—from the demand for jigsaw puzzles climbing 370%, to sales of yeast growing more than 400%, to Peloton sales spiking 172%......

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Progo ProductionsJanuary 12, 2021

Jukin Media Gets Creative With CTV Ad Offerings

Marketers are rushing into the fast-growing connected TV space, where publishers facing competition from distribution partners are starting to offer more unique ad products. ...

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Next TVDecember 22, 2020

Connected TV Trends to Accelerate in 2021

The television world won’t return to a pre-pandemic normal in 2021, according to some of the industry’s tech leaders. The COVID-19 crisis made change happen faster, and there’s no going back in terms of consumer behavior and advertising......

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DigidayDecember 10, 2020

Digital video and commercial producers increase testing to protect talent on shoots

The recent surge in coronavirus cases around the U.S. has not derailed the return to production, but it is putting greater urgency on testing in order to protect the health and safety of talent and crews working on shoots. ...

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PR NewswireDecember 10, 2020

Firework Announces Cutting-Edge Media Partnership with Jukin Media

Firework, the world's fastest-growing short-video Stories platform on the open web, today announces its first pure-entertainment media partner: Jukin Media. ...

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Ad ExchangerDecember 03, 2020

Jukin Media On Why Brands Need To Get In On User-Generated Social Video

Jukin Media trawls the social universe for the most shareable video content from everyday people that it can find, from grandmas playing the drums to kids drinking milk in a funny way. ...

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The WrapNovember 25, 2020

Jukin Media’s Jon Skogmo Breaks Down the Pandemic Boom in User Generated Video

“Certainly it’s been the year of the pandemic, but in my world it’s been the year of user generated content going to mainstream,” Skogmo says. ...

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DeadlineSeptember 14, 2020

Jukin Media & Dick Clark Productions Set ‘People Are Awesome’ Pilot

EXCLUSIVE: Jukin Media and Dick Clark Productions are teaming up for a pilot based on Jukin’s popular stunts, tricks and action sports clips brand People Are Awesome....

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Pet GazetteAugust 19, 2020

The Pet Collective launches podcast

Jukin Media has announced the launch of The Pet Collective podcast, which will “educate and entertain” over 40 million social media followers on pet health, behavior, and training. ...

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LA Biz JournalAugust 11, 2020

Clip giant Jukin Media expands brands and features during the pandemic

Jukin Media Inc. was built for a pandemic. Inadvertently, of course. Few predicted or were prepared for how swiftly the coronavirus transformed the economy and society with stay-at-home orders that sent many workers home.....

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TubefilterAugust 11, 2020

Jukin Launches Self-Service Platform Allowing Anyone To License Its Viral Videos, Starting

Jukin Media, whose business is centered on the licensing of user-made viral videos, is opening its trove of more than 65,000 clips to the public at large. Today, the company is launching a self-service program intended for......

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DOT LAAugust 10, 2020

Jukin Media Aims to License Videos to Influencers, Smaller Publishers With New Portal

A major Los Angeles user-generated entertainment company announced Tuesday a new self-serve e-commerce portal of more than 65,000 videos that creators and publishers can license....

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Deadline.comJuly 22, 2020

Jukin Media & Kin Developing Family-Style Clip Tia Mowry

EXCLUSIVE: Tia Mowry, who stars in Netflix comedy Family Reunion, is developing her own family-style clip show after teaming with Kin and Jukin Media....

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L.A. BizJuly 16, 2020

Jukin Media promotes Lee Essner to co-CEO

Jukin Media, a licenser of user-generated viral videos, has named its president and chief operating officer, Lee Essner, as co-chief executive officer. Jukin said Essner, who joined Jukin in 2013 as president and COO, has been......

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ForbesJuly 14, 2020

WeatherSpy Network Launches For Gen Y, Gen Z Viewers With Climate Change On Their Minds

It’s not your father’s, or your grandmother’s, weather. That’s essentially the pitch behind Jukin Media’s launch today of WeatherSpy – an online weather site focused on younger audiences concerned about issues such as climate change......

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RealscreenJuly 14, 2020

Jukin Media launches AVOD service WeatherSpy

A younger skewing weather channel is launching from Jukin Media, with 13 outdoor non-fiction series that include topics such as global weather patterns and the best places to experience the sun, sand, surf and snow. ...

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RealscreenJuly 10, 2020

Jukin Media launches AVOD service WeatherSpy; Blue Ant takes “Dolce Vita”

A younger skewing weather channel is launching from Jukin Media, with 13 outdoor non-fiction series that include topics such as global weather patterns and the best places to experience the sun, sand, surf and snow....

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Market WatchJune 29, 2020

Jukin Media Surpasses $25 Million Milestone in Royalty Payments to Everyday Video Creators

LOS ANGELES, June 29, 2020 -- Jukin Media, the leader in user-generated entertainment, has reached a new milestone: it has now paid out more than $25M in royalty payments to everyday video creators who have captured something remarkable......

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TubefilterJune 19, 2020

Jukin Media Steps In With Copyright Claim After Trump Posts Doctored Video Of Hugging Todd

User-generated video giant Jukin Media was behind the takedown of a doctored video tweeted yesterday by Donald Trump. The original video, which went viral last year, shows two toddlers–one Black and one white–happily embracing......

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Variety MediaJune 19, 2020

Facebook, Twitter Yank Trump Post With Faked CNN Video

UPDATED: Facebook and Twitter on Friday both removed a video posted by President Donald Trump — which was faked to appear as if it had aired on CNN — after receiving a copyright-infringement claim......

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The WrapMay 01, 2020

Jukin Media to Launch Inspirational Video Channel on Pluto TV | Exclusive

“There are some really great stories being told,” CEO Jon Skogmo says Jukin Media today will debut a new streaming channel on Pluto TV based on its existing online video brand “People Are Awesome.” The deal gives Jukin a 24/7 streaming......

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DigidayApril 27, 2020

With No Games, Sports Publishers Turn to User-generated Content

While sports broadcasters and publishers have always made time for the occasional trick shot or viral video, the need for user-generated sports content has gotten so pronounced that broadcasters are now engaging companies like Jukin Media.....

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C-Suite QuarterlyMarch 31, 2020

Three Keys to Success in Making the Switch to a Remote Workforce

During these difficult and volatile times, it’s harder than ever to be able to work with your team and effectively maintain business as usual. For the first time, many companies are faced with the challenge of converting their processes......

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DigidayFebruary 27, 2020

Jukin Media Continues Pivot from Facebook Video to Streaming

As Jukin Media adds to its portfolio of 24/7 streaming channels, the entertainment company is reorienting its programming strategy around those linear channels to continue to expand its business beyond social platforms like Facebook......

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Business WireFebruary 26, 2020

Loop Media, Inc. Partners With Jukin Media to Bring the Internet’s Best Short-Form Content

GLENDALE, CA--Loop Media, Inc., an innovative streaming media company focused on premium short-form video for businesses and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Interlink Plus, Inc. (OTC: ITRK), announced today a partnership with Jukin Media......

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Exchange WireJanuary 28, 2020

Jukin Media Partners with Primis for Content Syndication

Primis, the video discovery platform, has reached an agreement with Jukin Media, the global leader in user-generated entertainment, to distribute about 800 hours of Jukin’s programming across the Primis network. This will allow Jukin to......

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Business InsiderSeptember 17, 2019

Global Viral Video Juggernaut Jukin Media Signs Deal in Australia

It might seem like a somewhat minor media partnership story on the face of it, but it speaks to the rapidly changing nature of content – especially in Australia......

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Digital Signage June 21, 2019

Upshow partners with Jukin Media for DOOH engagement

Upshow, a consumer engagement platform, has partnered with global media firm Jukin Media to deliver DOOH content to Upshow's network of fitness, restaurants, hospitality and healthcare businesses. Jukin Video has a number of social......

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TubefilterMay 13, 2019

Jukin Media Names AOL And PopSugar Vet Liz Ryan Head Of Sales

Jukin Media, the user-generated video giant whose owned and operated brands like People Are Awesome, FailArmy, and The Pet Collective reach 180 million followers globally, has announced its first senior executive in New York City....

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Hollywood ReporterJanuary 08, 2019

Jukin Media Taps Former Comcast Executive to Lead Brands

Former Comcast executive Craig Parks is joining Jukin Media to run brands including FailArmy and the Pet Collective. As general manager of brands, he will oversee a portfolio that reaches 160 million people across social media platforms.....

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TubefilterDecember 20, 2018

Jukin Media Has Paid Out More Than $20 Million To Amateur Video Creators To Date

Jukin Media has paid out more than $20 million in royalties to the amateur video creators behind its vast library of user-generated videos. The company has licensed out tens of thousands of videos for such projects, including 1,000 videos.....

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TheWrapDecember 13, 2018

Jukin Media Taps Former Discovery Exec Jill Goldfarb as VP of Linear

Jill Goldfarb, the former vice president of programming for the Discovery Channel, has joined Jukin Media as its first-ever vice president of linear programming. She will lead programming, acquisitions, scheduling and content strategy......

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VarietyNovember 29, 2018

Jukin Media Brings FailArmyTV, Pet Collective TV Channels to Samsung Smart TVs

“This deal puts FailArmyTV and The Pet Collective TV in millions of living rooms across the country, immediately making them more accessible to viewers on the largest screen in the home,” said Jukin Media chief growth officer Cameron Saless...

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TechCrunchNovember 08, 2018

Roku Channel Adds FailArmy, People Are Awesome, Others to Lineup

The Roku Channel will now add entertainment content from partners including TMZ, AFV, FailArmy, People Are Awesome, Pet Collective and more. As with the channel’s other offerings, none of these streams will require a subscription. ...

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TheWrapOctober 16, 2018

Jukin Media Now Operates Sinclair Broadcast’s ‘TBD’ Network

Jukin Media, the digital media company responsible for some of the most successful digital brands on the internet, has signed a deal with Sinclair Broadcast Group to take over operations of the company’s TBD Network....

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TubefilterOctober 04, 2018

Jukin Launches New Ad Tool That Creates 6-Second Spots With User-Generated Content

ukin Media, which has built its business on a vast trove of user-generated videos, is looking to help advertisers create and distribute six-second ads. The company has launched a tool today called UG:06 that creates six-second spots with.....

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DigidaySeptember 07, 2018

Jukin Media doubles OTT watch time to 64 minutes after defaulting to a TV-like experience

When users open FailArmy on Roku, instead of a standard on-demand menu, FailArmy would launch into a TV-like linear stream. Since making the switch, the average watch time has increased from 24 minutes per session to 64 minutes....

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A-List DailyJuly 31, 2018

User-Generated Video Content A Win For Advertisers, Says Study

Jukin Media released results from a research study exploring the effectiveness of the use of organic UGC (user-generated content) in advertising. The study, which was conducted in partnership with The University of Southern California......

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DeadlineJanuary 16, 2018

‘Bear Grylls: Face The Wild’ & ‘Fly Guys’ Unscripted Series Ordered By Facebook

Facebook Watch is expanding its unscripted slate, ordering docuseries Bear Grylls: Face the Wild for premiere March 21, and Fly Guys, a 10-episode action series featuring some of Europe’s top acrobats and stunt performers, for debut on...

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Deadline November 16, 2017

Jukin Media Hires AOL Studios Exec Nate Hayden To Oversee Original Content

Jukin Media has named Nate Hayden senior vice president of original content, where he’ll oversee video produced for television, the web and emerging platforms. Hayden came from AOL Studios, where he ran the New York and Los Angeles studios...

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TubularNovember 01, 2017

How Jukin Media is Leveraging Original Video Content After Viral Success

Jukin Media, a publisher known for its viral video licensing and distribution business model, has launched its own production studio and announced its intentions to delve into original content. What will that look like when the brand is so ...

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The WrapOctober 27, 2017

Jukin Media Teams With go90 for Docuseries ‘This Is Happening’ (Video)

Viral video powerhouse Jukin Media has joined forces with Verizon’s go90 streaming service for a new documentary series, “This Is Happening,” that takes viewers inside some of the biggest cultural events of the past two years, including the...

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TubefilterOctober 10, 2017

Jukin Media’s Pet Collective, Fail Army Brands Arrive On Twitch

Twitch, no longer just a home for video game content, has expanded its operation into categories like food and fitness in recent years. Along the way, the Amazon-owned platform has buttressed its growth by inking partnerships with media com...

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VarietyOctober 05, 2017

Violet Benson, Tonio Skits Among Social Stars in Travel Series ‘Checked Out’ on Facebook’s

Viral-video specialist Jukin Media has recruited a quintet of social influencers for “Checked Out,” an original travel series funded by Facebook for its newly launched Watch video platform. In the five-episode show, each host travels to a ...

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DigidayAugust 31, 2017

How Viral content licensor Jukin Media is building audiences with human stunt videos

Viral video company Jukin Media has fetched a huge amount of views on aggregated user-generated content videos. Now, it’s exploring how to incorporate more brands into physical stunt videos through its People Are Awesome brand. ...

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Los Angeles TimesAugust 23, 2017

Jukin Media Expands its Viral Video Empire in Culver City

Jukin Media, the company behind viral sensations such as Pizza Rat and Chewbacca Mask Lady, will nearly double its office space in Culver City to produce more original programming off its trove of user-generated video clips. The company......

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TubefilterJuly 13, 2017

YouTube Millionaires: The Pet Collective Says “Animal Videos Are Our Spirit Animal”

Since its 2013 launch, The Pet Collective has served as a dependable repository of animal videos, ranging from simple user-generated clips to elaborate “Petodies.” Thanks in large part to the work of Jukin Media...

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VideoInkJuly 13, 2017

Nitro Circus Hopes to Reach a Larger Audience in New Partnership With Jukin Media

Just two months after Nitro Circus partnered with Whistle Sports to distribute content throughout Whistle Sports’ network of 350 million fans, the action sports entertainment brand has found a another avenue to distribute their work. ...

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Campaign BriefJuly 07, 2017

Jukin Media expands to ANZ; taps former Getty Images veteran Simon White to lead efforts

Jukin Media, the US-based digital media company that helps businesses unlock the power of user-generated video content, has announced that it is expanding into ANZ...

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Thomson ReutersMay 18, 2017

Reuters launches Reuters Connect, a content marketplace driven by the needs of modern day

Reuters Connect is designed to be a faster, more intelligent way for Reuters News Agency customers to source all the content they need via a single destination. Content providers on the platform include Jukin Media......

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CGTN AmericaMay 15, 2017

US Company Helps Creators License Viral Videos

“Unfortunately, a lot of people were stealing it which is something we really didn’t expect to do,” Michelle says. That’s when a company called Jukin Media entered the picture. It calls itself the trusted global leader in user-generated......

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KRON 4 NewsMay 02, 2017

In-depth: How to turn a viral video into cash

If you believe your video could go viral, you can submit it to the licensing agencies. On their websites, they walk you through how to upload your video for consideration. Jukin Media is is one of those agencies. People there told KRON4......

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Licensing MagMay 01, 2017

Fremantle to Rep Slate of Digital Brands

Jukin Media, a global leader in user-generated entertainment, has tapped FremantleMedia North America to represent several of its key brands for licensing. Through the partnership, FMNA will work to develop licensing programs for Jukin......

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BrightcoveApril 20, 2017

Jukin Media Unlocks the Economics of User-Generated Videos

For Jukin Media, user generated video is the future of storytelling; So they have taken the initiative to license videos that show authentic and natural stories. If you've seen any viral video fun, inspiring, entertaining or interesting......

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Built In LAApril 20, 2017

Hammocks and spaceships: Peek inside 5 of LA's Coolest Tech Offices

"I've never experienced anything like the work environment at Jukin Media. Everyone works really hard, but we make sure to have fun too. I really like the ping pong table in the office. I'm not very good, but it gives a chance to take a..."...

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CBS NewsApril 09, 2017

Turning viral videos into money machines

NOW TRENDING is what social media watchers say when a video “goes viral.” And where there are viewers, there is money to be made......

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MediaPostMarch 27, 2017

Holiday Inn Express Positions Its Guests As 'Readiest'

InterContinental Hotels Group’s Holiday Inn Express brand is partnering with Jukin Media in a series of vignettes that show how the hotel helps guests go from being ready to being readiest. “Be the Readiest,” produced by AOR Ogilvy......

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Broadcasting&CableMarch 22, 2017

Dick Clark Productions, Jukin Hit 100 Episodes of ‘FailArmy’

Dick clark productions and Jukin Media have reached 100 episodes with their FailArmy series. The comedy series, featuring blooper-style fail videos, is based on Jukin’s social video brand of the same name. The show is cleared in 221 markets...

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VarietyMarch 21, 2017

Jukin Media Snatches Up Execs From GoPro And SheKnows Media to Fill Leadership Positions

Jukin Media, a digital-media company specializing in the distribution of viral user-generated videos, has hired Brendon Mulvihill, former senior VP of content licensing at GoPro, and Zach Alter, former VP of sales at SheKnows Media....

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Deadline HollywoodMarch 07, 2017

MGM Television & Jukin Media Team To Produce Unscripted Original Series

MGM Television and entertainment company Jukin Media have signed a co-production deal to create, develop and produce unscripted original series for network, cable and premium SVOD. The initial focus will be on competitions......

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VideoInkFebruary 22, 2017

Jukin Media Bakes “Video Pizza” with Japanese MCN UUUM

Clip-video brand leader Jukin Media has teamed up with the leading multi-channel network in Japan UUUM to create a new video brand called “Video Pizza”. Jukin Media already operates four verticalized entertainment brands....

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LA MagazineFebruary 03, 2017

What Sets L.A.’s Digital Domain Apart

Jukin scours YouTube for feel-good clips—cat videos, baby ducks eating soup, the dramatic but minor physical calamities that have populated America’s Funniest Home Videos for a generation. “We’re looking for a particular piece of content......

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VideoInkJanuary 03, 2017

Jon Skogmo Predicts Big Shifts in Video in 2017 for VideoInk

For many years, YouTube was the dominant digital video platform; 2016 will be remembered as the year that the landscape showed real signs of flattening. For instance, at Jukin Media saw, for the first time, our Facebook views surpass our......

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New York TimesDecember 27, 2016

How Jukin Media Built a Viral-Video Empire

Today at Jukin’s headquarters, spread across 18,000 square feet, researchers sit arranged in long rows, plugged into headphones, scrolling through feeds. What’s novel about businesses like Jukin, those that thrive inside the cycles of......

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DEADLINEDecember 07, 2016

Sinclair to Launch New Multicast Channel with Programming from Jukin Media

Sinclair Broadcast Group announced this morning its plan to introduce an over-the-air multicast channel, to be called TBD, that will feature infotainment from companies including Jukin Media and more. ...

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TubefilterNovember 21, 2016

Jukin's FailArmy Debuts on MTV2

The brand, which is owned by entertainment and viral licensing company Jukin Media, is slated to kick off a FailArmy Marathon on MTV2 this Friday from 12pm to 6pm ET, which will then continue on Saturday from 10am to 4pm ET....

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Hollywood ReporterNovember 09, 2016

Jonathan Skogmo named a "Next Gen Exec" by The Hollywood Reporter

Skogmo presides over a profitable digital media business built on the back of blooper videos. When Skogmo later moved to L.A. as a fresh-faced Columbia College Chicago graduate, he didn't expect to find himself in the clip business. ...

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The WrapOctober 25, 2016

Jukin Media Launches New Series 'Awesome Pet Thoughts' on Comcast's Watchable

Each episode is between three and four minutes, and uses source material from Jukin’s vast repository of user-generated content. The videos are stitched together to create offbeat storylines with recurring characters....

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TubefilterSeptember 27, 2016

Jukin Launches Division to Service Brands and Creative Agencies

Ahead of the launch of Ethos, Jukin says that it has sourced videos for leading marketing agencies like Deutsch, MullenLowe Mediahub, UPROAR, and Zebra NYC. The branding potential for UGC is huge, Jukin says, as mobile devices continue...

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Digital TrendsAugust 16, 2016

LG TVs to Carry FailArmy, Other Popular Digital Content

Users will find free content from companies like Time, PBS Digital Studios, Wired, GQ and Sports Illustrated, as well as multichannel content from BuzzFeed, Mashable, Reuters, FailArmy, and Funny or Die....

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WSJJuly 21, 2016

How Jukin Finds & Buys Viral Videos

The Wall Street Journal Media Mix Podcast welcomes Jukin Media's Founder and CEO Jonathan Skogmo to discuss how the company has become a global leader in user-generated video. The interview ranges from how brands can utilize UGC to how......

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NATPEJuly 20, 2016

Jukin Media Launches Second Generation Licensing Platform

Jukin Media, a global leader in user-generated entertainment, has launched its second generation licensing platform, making it easier than ever for advertisers, brand marketers, digital publishers and TV producers to leverage compelling UGC...

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Multichannel NewsJune 21, 2016

Jukin's People Are Awesome, The Pet Collective, Headed to Xumo

The addition of People Are Awesome and The Pet Collective (The Pet Collective is a joint venture of Jukin Media and Freemantle Media) follows Xumo’s recent launch of Fail Army, another Jukin property, on its smart TV platform....

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C21 MediaJune 08, 2016

Jukin Hires New VP Greg Bond From Wazee

Greg Bond takes the newly created post at Jukin of VP of global licensing, overseeing and coordinating operations between the firm’s LA headquarters and its satellite offices in New York and London. He was most recently at Wazee Digital...

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Los Angeles TimesMay 20, 2016

Fall on your face? Jukin Media Will Pay For the Video

Jukin’s nerve center and headquarters is in Culver City, where many of its 130 employees hunker over computers searching for the next "Pizza rat" or “Girl getting attacked by a manatee.” Starting out of a two-bedroom West Hollywood......

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The GuardianMay 18, 2016

How Jukin Media Can Turn Pizza Rats Into Boatloads of Cash

Viral is the new currency for our digital age – and companies like Jukin Media can help you monetize it to the extreme. If you have heard of the viral video company Jukin Media, it might be because of Pizza Rat......

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TubefilterMay 05, 2016

People Are Awesome Joins 'YouTube Millionaires' Club

If you want to watch fearless individuals as they dive off bridges, leap over cars, hit insane trick shots, and pull off whatever other audacious stunts come to mind, People Are Awesome should be your next destination....

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ForbesApril 01, 2016

FailArmy Advances Past 10 Million Subscribers: A Chat with Jonathan Skogmo

Enter FailArmy, which marched its way to 10 million YouTube subscribers last month. In this email interview with Jonathan Skogmo, founder and CEO of Jukin Media which owns and operates FailArmy, we talk about why he love for failure......

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El ConfidencialFebruary 24, 2016

Catch The Next Most-Watched Video in YouTube History

El Confidencial, one of the most popular news organizations in Spain, caught up with Jukin Media executives at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona to discuss the company's history and how the business has evolved to become a multi......

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Video InkFebruary 24, 2016

Jukin Brings its Viral Content to Spain via Vocento Partnership

Today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, leading viral video purveyor Jukin Media will be announcing a new partnership with Spanish multimedia company Vocento, which has digital properties that receive more than 18 million unique.....

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Video InkJanuary 28, 2016

Huffington Post and Jukin Media Strike Global Partnership

Jukin Media announced today that it has formed a strategic content partnership with The Huffington Post that will further expand the global footprint of both companies by connecting Jukin’s vast catalog of short-form, viral video content......

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C-Suite QuarterlyJanuary 11, 2016

The Disruptors

The Disruptors: 11 Companies. 18 Entrepreneurs. $350M Raised. 1 City. These companies, presented in ascending order, reinforce the fact that Los Angeles is a welcoming landscape for innovation and disruption....

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STREAM DailyDecember 23, 2015

People Are Awesome Scores Big on Facebook

Three months after the company purchased the U.K. brand, PAA has grown to 657,000 subscribers on YouTube, a nearly 60% increase, according to Jukin. But on Facebook, the increase has been even more impressive......

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DigidayDecember 16, 2015

How Jukin makes TV shows from viral web videos

All of Jukin’s TV shows also feature the best-performing online clips, ranging from a panel of comedians debating what the funniest video of the week is on Fox’s “World’s Funniest” to the syndicated “Fail Army,” which is simply......

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Canal+December 05, 2015

Viral videos: Behind the Buzz

Recently, Jukin Media and the business behind viral videos caught the attention of LeTube, an award-winning French TV show that airs on Saturday nights on French pay-tv network Canal+, which is like a French equivalent of HBO....

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Video InkNovember 30, 2015

Jukin Media Inks Content Deal with Sky Q

Viral video purveyor Jukin Media announced today that it will provide content for the launch of Sky Q, a new multi-platform home entertainment service from British broadcaster Sky scheduled to debut in early 2016....

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STREAM DailyNovember 20, 2015

How Jukin Media’s Wire Helps Users Find Viral Videos Before They Go Viral

The primary target for The Wire will be bloggers, who will be able to gather YouTube videos to embed on their websites (according to the company release, non-YouTube websites account for one billion views annually on Jukin content)......

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tubefilterOctober 15, 2015

YouTube Millionaires: JukinVideo Keeps Its UGC At “Very High Quality”

One of the kings of YouTube UGC is JukinVideo. It’s part of the Jukin Media family, and it features fully-licensed UGC videos in all their forms. It also comments on these viral clips through compilations and clip shows such as Top Five......

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VarietyOctober 08, 2015

Verizon’s Go90 Orders ‘FailArmy’ Original Series With 50 Weekly Episodes

“FailFive” on Go90 is hosted by Chris Powers and Courtney Pauroso, of Jukin’s current web series “Top Fails Breakdown.” The show, which debuted last Thursday, includes listicle-style themes such as “5 Girls You Meet In Your Twenties,”......

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The Boston GlobeOctober 01, 2015

Viral sunfish video a business opportunity, bro!

Michael Bergin has licensed his video to Jukin Media Inc. , a Los Angeles firm that will charge media outlets and advertisers — basically anyone who might want to use the footage — for the rights. The firm takes its cut, then pays Bergin......

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TechCrunchSeptember 24, 2015

Meet Jukin Media, The Company That Now Owns Pizza Rat

Jukin Media is in the unique business of grabbing virality. And they move fast. Content creators are using Jukin to cash in on popularity and, for the price of an average blog post, Jukin makes an easy bet on what people want to watch......

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WorldscreenSeptember 24, 2015

'Fail Army' TV Show Available in 221 Territories

“The support from the global FailArmy fan community has been extraordinary,” noted Jonathan Skogmo, the founder and CEO of Jukin Media. “The fans are as eager as ever to consume the brand's content as it continues to evolve and expand......

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STREAM DailySeptember 22, 2015

Jukin Media Acquires People Are Awesome

PAA is a feel-good online brand based in the U.K. Featuring everything from parkour to skateboarding to wingsuit flying and cliff diving all synched to music from global recording artists, the brand’s curated collection of user-generated......

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TubefilterSeptember 11, 2015

Jukin Media, DCP To Launch New TV Series ‘Now That’s Funny!’ for Channel 5 (UK)

Jukin Media has a new show arriving on linear television across the pond. The YouTube network and viral video licensing company has teamed with the global branch of dick clark productions to bring the series Now That’s Funny! to Viacom......

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ZimbioAugust 26, 2015

FailArmy is Enlisting: Meet the Most Good-Natured Purveyors of Failure on YouTube

This type of growth would not have been possible if it weren't for the way FA and Jukin Media handle creator rights. Unlike the vast majority of channels behind fails compilations, Jukin purchases each video they feature....

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STREAM DailyAugust 25, 2015

FailArmy Launches Mobile Hub for Superfans with Victorious

FailArmy has built an international business out of the spectacular stunt fails of strangers. (We’re looking at you, guy with the live fireworks stuffed down your pants).The brand, the jewel in Jukin Media’s growing collection of user-...

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TubefilterAugust 19, 2015

Jukin Media Partners With RecordSetter To License World Record Videos

Jukin Media just gained access to a plethora of fascinating, and sometimes absurd, world record videos. The viral video licensing company has teamed up with RecordSetter to exclusively license and distribute the brand’s user-generated world...

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WIREDAugust 04, 2015

Inside the Company That’s Made Viral Videos Big Business

Jukin is helping all sorts of players tap the power of online video, which is especially crucial at a time when publishers are struggling to find a video strategy....

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Video InkJuly 30, 2015

Samsung’s Venture Arm Invests $2M in Jukin Media

Samsung Venture Investment Corporation has invested $2 million in Jukin Media, bringing Jukin’s total outside investment to $4.2 million to date. In 2014, the company raised $1.2 million in capital from notables such as BDMI, Maker Studios...

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VarietyJuly 22, 2015

Jukin Media and FremantleMedia Partner on "The Pet Collective"

Tiny Riot is teaming with Jukin Media, which specializes in curating user-generated viral videos, to form a joint venture to manage the Pet Collective. Under the partnership, Jukin will contribute pet-centric viral videos from its library,...

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WSJJuly 20, 2015

The Wall Street Journal profiles Jukin Media

Clearing user-generated content for use is becoming increasingly critical, not just for TV networks but a range of online publishers and news sites scouring the Web in search of content to plug into their work. Jukin Media......

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Video InkJuly 16, 2015

Jukin Media Tops List of 'Video Companies to Watch'

"Jukin Media is top of mind for most who closely follow the digital video landscape, including many large strategics. The company is, in a word, 'hot' – and for good reason."...

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VarietyJuly 01, 2015

Jukin Media Partners with Pluto TV

Startup Pluto TV also reaches deals with Hulu, Shout! Factory, YouTube's Devin SuperTramp and other partners....

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Multichannel NewsJune 29, 2015

Jukin CEO Named to "40 Under 40" List

Jonathan Skogmo, Founder and CEO of Jukin Media, was named to the 2015 "40 Under 40" class by Multichannel News. Other honorees include young executives from FOX, ESPN, Discovery, HBO, and Dreamworks, among other great companies....

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Multichannel NewsJune 23, 2015

Frequency Announces Major Content Partnerships as Part of their Pay-TV Offering

Frequency, the leader in internet video aggregation, announced today that they have added Jukin Media to their service....

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Video InkJune 12, 2015

Jukin Media Inks Distribution Deals to Grow Presence in China, Japan

The company, which specializes in finding, acquiring, and licensing viral online video clips to publishers and brands, has inked deals with two major distributors in China and Japan to help grow its footprint in the region....

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StreamDailyMay 25, 2015

Jukin Media’s new channel celebrates top fails

Jukin Media’s Fail Army U YouTube channel has racked up more than 426,000 subscribers and 201 million views since it soft launched two months ago with the debut of the series Top Fails Breakdown....

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VarietyApril 23, 2015

Victorious Launches Superfan Apps, Jukin Media Among Launch Partners

Victorious, the L.A.-based startup promising to let YouTube stars and other digital-media creators deliver apps catering to their biggest fans — and make money from them — has unveiled its first wave of partners....

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NPRApril 18, 2015

Company's Secret Weapon To Make Videos Go Viral

Maybe you think you could create a video that would go viral. Just film something silly happening, post it to the Internet, and all of a sudden you're the most popular person online. KPCC's Jacob Margolis takes a look behind the curtains....

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TubefilterApril 16, 2015

In Defense Of Cat Videos: An Open Letter To Jerry Seinfeld

One of the best things about using UGC, as many brands and producers have learned, is that they actually don’t need to deal with the talent you think is so critical for good programming. In our world, the content is the “talent.”...

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Hollywood ReporterMarch 25, 2015

'Fail Army' Marches Into a Second Season Overseas

Jukin Media and Dick Clark Productions have given the greenlight to a second season of the international TV version of Fail Army, a fast paced blooper-filled clip show drawn from videos around the globe....

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DigidayMarch 19, 2015

Jukin Media: Building an empire on viral videos

As other digital video companies move toward creator partnerships and snazzy original content, Jukin Media is determined to build a scalable media business based on wacky animal videos and other viral fare....

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Video InkMarch 05, 2015

Infographic: The Life Cycle of a Viral Video

How do viral videos make money? YouTube ad revenue, yes. But a viral video has a whole range of distribution platforms, all of which feed one another and bolster the video's demand and subsequent revenue....

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Video InkFebruary 18, 2015

Jukin Media Launches Feed Product to Bring Viral Videos to the Larger Web

Before it had a TV show on Fox, Jukin Media was primarily known as the company that specializes in finding and acquiring, and then licensing viral YouTube clips to brands and media companies....

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DeadlineFebruary 18, 2015

Jukin To Feed Viral Videos To AOL, Yahoo In New Service

Jukin Media has launched a new video-distribution service that will provide its most popular new clips directly to online publishers...

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Hollywood ReporterFebruary 13, 2015

Fox Orders More 'World's Funniest Fails'

Fox wants more Fails. The network has added eight episodes to the current run of YouTube-inspired clip competition World's Funniest Fails...

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DeadlineFebruary 13, 2015

‘World’s Funniest Fails’ Lands Additional Eight-Episode Order From Fox

Fox has ordered an additional eight episodes of its unscripted comedy series World’s Funniest Fails. Hosted by Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Terry Crews, the series is inspired by YouTube...

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Chicago TribuneJanuary 26, 2015

Q&A: Two Stevenson alumni, creators of 'FailArmy'

As we get older, it’s interesting to watch as our children grow up and forge their career paths as adults. We are fortunate to live in a place where our kids ...

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TubeFilterJanuary 19, 2015

‘World’s Funniest Fails’ Draws Solid Ratings In TV Debut

Netflix exec Ted Sarandos thinks we should all ignore TV ratings until they go away. Sorry, Ted: When a TV show based on a popular YouTube channel...

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iMedia ConnectionJanuary 13, 2015

6 reasons why brands need to leverage UGC in 2015

As we evaluate growing market trends for 2015, one thing has become evidently clear: user-generated content will soon become a brand staple...

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The WrapDecember 16, 2014

‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s’ Terry Crews Tapped as Host of Fox’s ‘World’s Funniest Fails’

Terry Crews just got a new dressing room to do pre-show push-ups in: The “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star has been selected to host Fox’s reality show “World’s Funniest Fails,” which debuts next month...

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Stream DailyDecember 16, 2014

Jonathan Skogmo on what sizzled and fizzled in 2014

StreamDaily is asking some of the top execs in online video about the biggest trends of 2014, and some of the areas of opportunity they’re looking forward to next year....

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Video InkDecember 12, 2014

Jukin Media Hires First Head of Sales

Jukin Media has hired Jonathan Nagy, former West Coast sales director at Discovery Digital Networks...

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Stream DailyDecember 05, 2014

Maker and Jukin’s CrashPad distributed on Music Choice

Maker Studios announced on Thursday that its new original comedy CrashPad will premiere on Dec. 5 – but only a shortened version will stream on YouTube....

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TubeFilterNovember 21, 2014

Fox Orders New Series Based On Jukin Media’s FailArmy YouTube Channel

Fox wants to bring some of the most epic internet fail videos to its TV channel. The network has picked up a new comedy series based on the FailArmy YouTube channel....

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VideoInkNovember 21, 2014

Fox Orders Unscripted TV Series Based on Jukin Media’s Fail Army Channel

Jukin Media’s “Fail Army” brand is coming to your TV sets in the United States, too. Fox has ordered a one-hour series based on the popular YouTube channel, which has close to 6 million subscribers....

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iMedia ConnectionNovember 14, 2014

Jukin Media's innovative approach to viral videos

One might assume that it's no easy feat to identify a viral video's potential before it's reached the masses, but as it turns out, Jukin Media has got it down...

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TubeFilterNovember 13, 2014

Anatomy Of A Viral Video: You Poked My Heart

Arkansas mother Tara Willmott posted a video to YouTube that showed her son Ty and his schoolmates having an (adorable) argument about the weather....

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Hollywood ReporterOctober 14, 2014

Digital Media Firm Jukin Media Signs With WME (Exclusive)

Jukin Media, a YouTube video licensing company, has signed with William Morris Endeavor, The Hollywood Reporter has learned....

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Social Media WeekSeptember 15, 2014

Social Media Week Los Angeles reveals 2014 "Social 25" Honorees

The SMWLA “Social 25” recognizes this year’s top 25 most outstanding individuals, companies, and brands influencing the future of social media, aligning with the spirit of SMWLA by helping people...

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The Los Angeles TimesSeptember 14, 2014

Viral video network Jukin Media raises $1.2 million in funding

A crying baby snaps into jamming-out happiness when Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” starts playing in the car. The 38-second cellphone video has garnered nearly 20 million views...

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New Media RockstarsAugust 18, 2014

FailArmy Reaches One Billion Views on YouTube

Was there ever a doubt that videos of people getting hit in the nuts (amongst many, many other fails) on YouTube would be big business?...

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LA TimesAugust 13, 2014

Southern California is emerging market for online video start-ups

Jukin, based in Culver City, buys rights to online videos and tries to make them go viral. The company typically looks for amateur action videos...

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LA TimesAugust 10, 2014

"Viral" content: more than just number of views

Mike Skogmo, spokesman for Jukin Media, which monitors and licenses online videos including Thompson's, told The News they use the term "trending"...

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Stream DailyAugust 06, 2014

Jukin Media launches international licensing division

Viral video purveyor Jukin Media is launching an international licensing division, to be headed by David O’ Hare (pictured)...

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Video InkJuly 28, 2014

5Qs with…Jon Skogmo, Founder and CEO of Jukin Media

With the copyright issue on YouTube recently in the spotlight thanks to Michelle Phan’s music lawsuit and the (alleged) purchase of Twitch by Google...

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Video InkJuly 24, 2014

Jukin Media Advances Rights Management Agenda – Hires VP of Legal & Business Affairs

If you’ve been working at all in online video, then you know Rights Issues on YouTube and the overarching digital sphere are a huge pain for both content creators and the various rights holders....

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Video InkJune 18, 2014

New Jukin Media Hires to Upgrade CMS for Company’s Licensing Business

Jukin Media has hired Jerry Boonstra as its new chief technology officer, and Theresa Tran as its new head of product. Boonstra comes to Jukin Media...

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SoCal TechJune 09, 2014

How Jukin Media Is Turning Viral Video Into A Real Business

Viral videos are great -- attracting millions and millions of views, and spreading far and wide--but how do you monetize those viral videos?...

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DeadlineJune 03, 2014

Jukin Media Names Jessica Samet TV Production Head

Online video company Jukin Media named former Lifetime and MTV unscripted-TV executive Jessica Samet to head an expanded push into more traditional TV...

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Hollywood ReporterMay 31, 2014

Where Silicon Beach's Biggest Players Talk Tech and Eat

While the entertainment world indulges in its ceremonial power lunches, the influx of Silicon Beach companies is helping spark a wave of new restaurants across Venice and Santa Monica....

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Los Angeles Business JournalMay 26, 2014

Early Jump on Viral Videos Pays Off for Jukin

You’ve probably seen the viral YouTube video of a family cat saving a young boy who’s being attacked by a dog. Or perhaps a friend emailed you the clip of a young man being kicked in the head by a train...

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TubefilterMay 21, 2014

Jukin Media Nabs 13 Million US Viewers On YouTube, Sneaks Into comScore’s Top 10

The latest iteration of comScore’s monthly U.S. Online Video Rankings is out and the biggest surprise of April 2014 has to do with the chart itself. ComScore has whittled down the free information it provides within its monthly...

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TubefilterMay 14, 2014

At 5 Million Subs, FailArmy Comes to the Skies Through Virgin America

One of YouTube’s most expansive collections of UGC clips has reached five million subscribers, and it is celebrating by rising 35,000 above the ground. FailArmy, which offers regular compilations of viral video “fails”...

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re/codeMay 12, 2014

Trip, Fall, and Raise a Million Dollars, Jukin Media Grabs Money From Maker Studios, Berte

Maker Studios hasn’t finished up its $500 million deal to sell itself to Disney quite yet. But that isn’t stopping it from spending money on other websites: The video network has invested in Jukin Media...

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ReelSEOMay 02, 2014

What Really Goes Into Making a Great Viral Video

What makes a great viral video? I was recently asked that question during a TV appearance and it’s a question I get asked often. Everybody seems to want that 15 minutes of fame...

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The WrapApril 24, 2014

Maker Studios Partners with Viral Video King Jukin Media

Maker Studios has partnered with Jukin Media to expose the company's vast library of viral videos to new viewers and more money. Maker, which is in the process of being acquired by Disney...

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CTVApril 22, 2014

YouTube Stars Making Money with Help from Jukin Media

Eleven seconds and a bit of pain may make one Regina man a lot of money. Jared Frank was recently travelling in Peru when he tried to take a selfie while a train passed behind him. Frank ended up taking...

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ABCApril 22, 2014

How People Make Big Bucks off Viral Videos

Sometimes priceless moments come with a big payout. A Canadian man kicked in the face by a train conductor caught the painful strike on camera and could become hundreds of thousands of dollars richer....

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MashableApril 21, 2014

No Fail Here: Maker Studios Gets Powerful Viral Video Partner in Jukin Media

Maker Studios just made a powerful new viral partner in Jukin Media, the video entertainment network that specializes in swift licensing and distribution of viral video clips — like last week’s train-kick-in-the-head selfie....

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ForbesApril 16, 2014

Q&A With a Viral Video Network

As companies large and small, old and new, try to master the online video space — one thing is clear: A viral video can cause a shake-up in your marketing strategy...

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C21 MediaApril 07, 2014

YouTube's Fail Army Marches Into TV

MIPTV: US production house Dick Clark Productions (DCP) and Jukin Media are teaming up to bring the latter’s YouTube channel FailArmy to television....

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The WrapApril 07, 2014

Dick Clark Productions Adapting YouTube's FailArmy for TV

MIPTV: Channel's producer Jukin Media and DCP International partner for 20 episodes. Dick Clark Productions International and Jukin Media have partnered to bring popular...

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Hollywood ReporterApril 04, 2014

Jukin Media Gives Ryan Seacrest's Game Show a Viral Boost

When Webheads premieres on Nickelodeon this summer, the game show will air as many as 15 viral videos an episode as the foundation for its elimination challenges...

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