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Taking Control
Dorothy Pomerantz 06.02.08, 12:00 AM ET

Rob Barnett's My Damn Channel gives TV creators something they've always wanted: ownership.

http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2008/0602/052b.html


CHANGING THE FACE OF 'DAMN'

Posted in Horrible People, You Suck at Photoshop, YouTube with tags Donnie Hoyle, My Damn Channel, You Tube on 4/7/2008 6:37:00 AM by Rob Barnett

Behind-da-scenes:

- meeting & scheming with artists to launch 'channel 9'

- about to mark another milestone with over 19 million views since launch

- passed 27,000 subscribers to our YouTube channel

- spilling our guts in an exclusive interview coming up in Forbes magazine

- too many interview requests for Donnie Hoyle, not only won't he agree - he's 'vanished'

- HORRIBLE PEOPLE #9 is NEW today - ANOTHER murder & the countdown to the champagne toast & our season finale next Monday, 4/14.

- and we're HORRIBLE in France! top featured video this a.m. on YouTube/France


DIFFERENT...HOW?

Posted with tags My Damn Channel on 3/5/2008 11:19:00 AM by Rob Barnett

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8 channels

8 artists

Better original content

Consistent scheduled programming New major clip premieres every day

COMEDIANS. MUSICIANS. CREATIVE FREEDOM

Big Fat Brain
Carnival of Stuff / Steve Kerper
Cookin' with Coolio
Harry Shearer
Horrible People / A.D. Miles
Andy Milonakis
David Wain / Wainy Days
Don Was
You Suck at Photoshop - (you do)

Established stars

Not another YouTube imitator

Damn Sexy Look & Feel

Major Traffic - over 15.2 million views & counting

Major Sponsors

Massive Offsite Syndication

Better Media Coverage than all the rest:
Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O'Brien, Bill Maher, CNN, Fox News, Bill O'Reilly, Keith Olbermann, Glenn Beck, NY Times (page one), LA Times (page one), NY Post, Newsweek, TIME, Entertainment Weekly, Wall Street Journal, TMZ, Perez Hilton, USA Today, Forbes, Washington Post, Billboard, Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Associated Press...

Low-cost, high-speed, and a business model that scales

thank u - gunnite


MY DAMN CHANNEL GAINS GRAVITAS?

Posted in My Damn Channel, Writers Strike on 11/30/2007 8:23:00 AM by Rob Barnett

Old media may be starting to fall in love with the bad boys. They've definitely gotten all hot and bothered. Ever since the strike began, the collective power created by fans of video sites like this are captivating editors to get to the bottom of our business models and find out how and why major Hollywood talent is setting up a new rebel base here in dot-commie land.

I landed in LA late yesterday and learned that a conversation I had with Gary Gentile at the Associated Press about the writers' strike was picked up by over 100 media outlets including Yahoo!, MSN, MSNBC, ABC, Forbes, CBS News, and the Washington Post.

Our recent viral videos racked up millions of views in a matter of days. Advertisers like Lincoln/Mercury and Universal Pictures just bought a ticket on the My Damn Channel bus and this little anti-media machine is picking up speed.

If artists don't win more respect and revenues inside this strike zone, then old media is going to wind up looking like Bruce Willis at the end of "The Sixth Sense."

Sixth Sense Movie Poster

Here's Gary's piece.


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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.

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