NEW YORK, June 17, 2014 (ADOTAS) – Zoomin.TV, Europe’s largest MCN, is launching in the US. With over 8,000 existing channels and 500 joining each month, SocialBlade.com has ranked Zoomin.TV as #14 out of the 100 leading YouTube networks based on views. As Zoomin.TV expands in the US, the company announces the addition of online video veteran Chris Young (pictured) to its Board of Directors.
In addition to its significant presence on YouTube, which only began mid-last year, Zoomin.TV has a large production and distribution business off YouTube. The company curates 40 content channels daily with the production of over 400 unique videos per day that are distributed across web publishers throughout 12 offices, in 14 languages and 35 countries spanning Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Core US-based publisher partners include Yahoo, AOL and MSN. 25% of global viewership is based in the US with the remainder of viewers based throughout the globe. Founder Jan Riemens says, “Given our current strength with US partners and that a significant share of our viewership is US-based, this is a natural and important next step in our global expansion.”
“Expanding in the US market allows Zoomin.TV to increase user experience through even stronger talent and existing publisher partnerships,” said Young. “Zoomin.TV will look to effectively reach key audiences both through content and advanced ad-tech technologies; resulting in revenue and deep distribution channels.”
Zoomin.TV recently announced an exclusive license agreement with The Washington Post for the content of its digital video channelPostTV. The partnership makes Zoomin.TV the first and only digital platform in Europe and Latin America that can deliver video produced by The Washington Post. The arrangement illustrates the momentum of online video and the shift toward more advanced delivery systems by traditional publishing companies to targeted and expansive audiences.
Europe’s No. 1 MCN, Zoomin.TV is a next-gen multinational media company headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It is active in 14 languages with content production in 35 markets with online advertising sales, and syndicates to over 2,000 websites, generating more than 278 million unique visitors per month. Zoomin.TV also has offices in Brussels, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Milan, London, Toronto, Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires and is set to expand in NYC and Miami.
About Chris Young
Chris Young co-founded DBG, a branded content and digital distribution network that was acquired by Alloy Digital in 2013. Prior, Young founded Klipmart in 2000 which specialized in rich media video advertising; and was ultimately sold to Google’s DoubleClick, where he served as EVP of Rich Media and Emerging.