About My Damn Channel

 

What Is My Damn Channel?

My Damn Channel is a leading entertainment studio and distributor of premium content. Since launching in 2007, the company has produced thousands of original videos featuring major stars and emerging artists from TV, film and the Internet. The My Damn Channel Comedy Network launched in 2013 to deliver the best comedy programming on a multi-channel network. This includes distribution on My Damn Channel, YouTube and other online, mobile and IPTV platforms.

My Damn Channel has created some of the most successful comedy online, including original series such as Daddy Knows Best, Daily Grace, My Damn Channel LIVE, Save the Supers, Wainy Days, You Suck at Photoshop and videos by Mark Malkoff and Harry Shearer. The company creates premium, branded entertainment and targeted distribution campaigns for major advertisers.

Founders

Rob Barnett

Rob Barnett, Founder/CEO


My Damn Channel is the brainchild of its Founder/CEO, Rob Barnett. My Damn Channel is an entertainment studio and distributor of premium original programming by established and emerging talent from film, TV, and the Internet. Since 2007, Rob and his team have built My Damn Channel into a successful brand and business where top talent, loyal fans, and major advertisers come together to create the TV network of the future. Rob has produced radio, television, film, and new media with hundreds of diverse communicators including President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, The Rolling Stones, Bono, Jimmy Kimmel, Adam Carolla, Johnny Rotten and more.

He was the President of Programming for CBS Radio from 2004-2006, where he oversaw content development for more than 179 stations, and launched new formats in 30 markets. Rob 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 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 earlier part of his career, Rob worked at rock radio stations in Boston, Dallas, and Los Angeles. He was on-air talent in all three markets, and the Program Director in Boston and Dallas. In 1981, Rob convinced Mick Jagger & The Rolling Stones to play a secret, club gig as an exclusive promotion for his radio station, WAAF. Rob is passionately dedicated to giving My Damn Channel artists the freedom, financing and respect they deserve to do their best work – which in turn gives My Damn Channel viewers consistently original programming that doesn’t suck! You can follow Rob on Twitter: twitter.com/DamnRob

Warren Chao

Warren Chao, Co-Founder/Chief Operating Officer


Warren Chao 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 bachelors degree in computer science from Harvard University, and a JD/MBA from New York University.