About My Damn Channel

 

What Is My Damn Channel?

My Damn Channel is an entertainment studio and distributor of premium content, founded in 2007. The company creates original series for the Internet and television – including comedy, unscripted reality and live variety programming featuring established and emerging talent. My Damn Channel has produced hundreds of hours of original, critically-acclaimed and award-winning programming.

Our online video distribution network empowers cross-promotion across MyDamnChannel.com, YouTube, and other online, mobile and IPTV platforms. The company also creates branded entertainment and targeted distribution campaigns for major advertisers. My Damn Channel is a division of
Omnivision Entertainment, launched in 2014 by Founder/CEO, Rob Barnett and Co-Founder/President, Warren Chao.

Founders

Rob Barnett

Rob Barnett, Founder/CEO


Rob Barnett is Founder/CEO of Omnivision Entertainment, a multi-platform, 360° entertainment company.

This includes My Damn Channel, a producer and distributor of original programming, which has worked with established and emerging talent from film, TV, and the Internet; loyal fans; and major advertisers to co-create popular, award-winning original series since 2007.

Rob has created content with hundreds of diverse communicators including President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, the Rolling Stones, Jimmy Kimmel, Adam Carolla, Johnny Rotten and more. He was a production and a programming executive at MTV and VH1 for more than 11 years, where he produced news, specials, and series for both outlets and oversaw all network programming. At VH1, he was VP of Program Planning during the network’s surge in the late 90s with iconic hit shows including "Behind the Music."

Rob was also President of Programming for CBS Radio, where he oversaw content development for more than 179 stations and launched new formats in 30 markets.

He has worked as an independent producer for projects including "Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues," a multi-part, PBS film series; "Staffers," a reality TV series on politics; and "Inside the Bubble," a documentary feature film on the 2004 presidential campaign.

In the early part of his career, Rob worked in rock radio, and in 1981, convinced Mick Jagger & The Rolling Stones to play a secret, club gig as an exclusive promotion for WAAF in Boston. He was on-air talent in Boston, Dallas, and Los Angeles and Program Director in Boston and Dallas.

Warren Chao

Warren Chao, Co-Founder/Chief Operating Officer


Warren Chao is Co-Founder/President of Omnivision Entertainment, a multi-platform, 360° entertainment company.

This includes My Damn Channel, a producer and distributor of original programming, which has worked with established and emerging talent from film, TV, and the Internet; loyal fans; and major advertisers to co-create popular, award-winning original series since 2007.

Warren manages the company's business operations and key strategic partnerships with online and traditional media companies. He also oversees all production and development for the company's Los Angeles office. Prior to My Damn Channel, Warren served as Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Planning for Gemstar-TV Guide, where he launched and managed new initiatives across the company’s various business units as part of a cross-platform strategy that combined the audience reach of TV Guide Magazine, the TV Guide Channel and tvguide.com. Warren was also part of Gemstar-TV Guide’s corporate mergers and acquisitions team responsible for acquiring new companies and technologies.

Warren previously worked in venture capital and law at companies including Intel, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and DynaFund Ventures. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Harvard University, and a JD/MBA from New York University.