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Hi everyone! Our friends over at Jet Set Zero are SO close to taking the top spot on the Webbys People’s Voice! 

We’d love if you stopped over and gave them your vote - give this a reblog as well. JS0 is an awesome travel show you should check out if you haven’t yet.

Hi everyone! Our friends over at Jet Set Zero are SO close to taking the top spot on the Webbys People’s Voice!
We’d love if you stopped over and gave them your vote - give this a reblog as well. JS0 is an awesome travel show you should check out if you haven’t yet.

— 3 years ago with 4 notes
Here comes YouTube Next.

Today, we’re very excited to share the news that Next New Networks is now part of YouTube. Our company will become a core component of YouTube Next, a new team that will focus on supercharging content creator development on YouTube, driving deeper expertise in partner audience development, and incubating new ideas that can be shared with the broader community.

Since we launched in March 2007, we’ve had the goal of building an effective platform for developing, packaging and building audiences for original web video programming. To date, that programming has been viewed over 2 billion times and built a following of more than 6 million subscribers. A big part of that growth has been the more than 60 independent producers who have partnered with us as part of the Next New Creators program, including popular YouTube partners such as The Gregory Brothers, Hot for Words, and Nalts, in addition to the ongoing growth of networks like Barely Political (home of Obama Girl and “The Key of Awesome”), Indy Mogul, ThreadBanger, and Fast Lane Daily.

While our team will continue to work out of our offices here in New York as the YouTube Next Lab and Audience Development Group, I’ll be stepping down from a rewarding stint as the company’s CEO and continue producing cartoons from my company, Frederator Studios. Our popular cartoon network, Channel Frederator, will continue its partnership with YouTube, and I’m looking forward to a close and fruitful relationship with the company personally and professionally. Our current chairman, Lance Podell, will also be joining the YouTube Next team as global head for the group. 

Everyone here is very excited to work even more closely with the YouTube team, and looking forward to expanding our mission to provide guidance and support in creative, production, and audience development to all aspiring and current YouTube partners.

Thank you, everyone. It’s been a great beginning.

– Fred Seibert, CEO and Co-Founder, recently watched "Moustaches," by mrweebl.

(Source: nextnewnetworks.com)

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Meet Chris Thompson, a musical spoof master with over 250,000 subscribers and a mission to make music, and make people laugh. He’s one of our many awesome Creators, check it out!

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Best credits ever given at the Oscars? I think YES.
We think so, too. Congrats to the Gregory Brothers for the best moment of the Oscars!
[via TheDigiTour]

Best credits ever given at the Oscars? I think YES.

We think so, too. Congrats to the Gregory Brothers for the best moment of the Oscars!

[via TheDigiTour]

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Justin went out and visited Zack Finfrock of Indy Mogul’s Backyard FX, and discussed his rise to BFX hosting fame, and his love of low-budget filmmaking!

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Justin sat down with Marina and Charles of HotForWords to discuss the origins of their CRAZY popular channel!

Connect with H4W:
http://www.hotforwords.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/hotforwords
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hotforwords

— 3 years ago with 5 notes
Look for Next New on tonight’s Top Gear!

Tonight, an all-new season of Top Gear premieres on BBC America at 9p/8c, and if you tune in, you might just see some familiar faces from Next New Networks. 

BBC America’s running a groundbreaking online campaign, My First Car, to promote the new season of Top Gear across Twitter, Tumblr, and YouTube, asking viewers to share the stories of their first cars for the chance to be featured on-air, or even win a trip to London to see a Top Gear live event.

In a first of its kind partnership, BBC America sponsored dozens of Next New Networks creators to create My First Car-themed videos, which you can see in BBC America’s YouTube playlist, and encourage their own viewers to do the same. 

So far, thousands of viewers have shared their stories online, as highlighted on Top Gear’s Tumblr blog, and starting tonight they’ll be featured on-air alongside some of BBC America’s favorite videos from Next New Networks creators. Here are a couple to get you started:

So tune in tonight, share your own #myfirstcar stories, and spread the word! And our thanks to our co-founder Herb Scannell and his team at BBC America for working wiht us on this incredibly fun campaign. 

— 3 years ago with 3 notes
#my first car  #next new networks  #top gear  #timshey 

We explore the world of “Cyr” - an amazing place full of epic sound effects, epic ideas, and epic fun!

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Andre is a man of mystery - a hybrid that defies stereotypes. Though he shifts between on-screen roles as “Random Frat Boy” and “Drug Dealer #2,” when he enters the sacred halls of his Los Angeles apartment, he dons his dark-rimmed glasses, flips on his camera, and becomes … The Black Nerd.

"Some people think of black people as what they see on TV, or in music and stuff, so when they see me, it’s like - ‘you don’t make sense’ … and if I ever hang out with the cool black people they’re like - ‘you don’t make sense.’" Andre pauses, and laughs. "So I don’t make sense anywhere … EXCEPT on YouTube!"

I had been excited to meet Andre for a while, since seeing his awesome music video for our Key of Awesome music video competition. Though it wasn’t the slickest, it was one of the most hilarious and clever entries.

Time and time again we see the Darwinian ecosystem of the internet supporting not the  hulking, big-budget videos - but the small, the nimble, the clever of the bunch. What Andre does fills a special and unique niche - he provides for more than just fans of pop culture, or music videos, or video games - he is creating a home for people who didn’t have a home before … a great army of nerds (black, and otherwise), Wii controllers in hand, ready to take their rightful place in the halls of YouTube.

More Creator Spotlights:
Kevin Nalty - “Nalts”
Alan Kaufman - “Ultra Fur”
Grace Randolph - “Beyond the Trailer”

— 3 years ago with 12 notes
#justinjohnson