Break.com and ``Nobody’s Watching'' Unveil the Top Internet Videos of the Year at the e-List Party
The e-List and its e-Lebrities Celebrate over 500,000,000 Views in 2006
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Break.com, the premier online entertainment channel for men driven by comedic, user-created, short-form video content, and Derrick and Will, the stars of the online phenomenon “Nobody’s Watching,” today announced the top 10 Internet videos of the year from 2006. The list (see below) was generated based on user rankings across the Web. The list will be showcased at a red carpet premiere event in Los Angeles tonight, which will play host to all the e-Lebrities, the new Internet stars, created by the viral video phenomenon.
“The e-List is a celebration of the convergence of entertainment and technology and how it is changing the way we view and consume media as a society.”
“The moment of Internet TV has arrived and we are thrilled to be working with such great talent as Derrick and Will from `Nobody’s Watching' to deliver such an innovative entertainment experience to people across the world,” said Keith Richman, CEO of Break.com. “The e-List is a celebration of the convergence of entertainment and technology and how it is changing the way we view and consume media as a society.”
The e-List party will honor the videos that have permeated popular culture and the talent that has created them. In total, the videos on the e-List, the e-Lebrities and the associated parodies have been viewed over 500,000,000 times this year across a broad spectrum of Internet sites, making the stars of the videos as popular as many celebrities.
The Top 10 Countdown to the Internet videos of the year includes: 10) The Easter Bunny Hates You: http://www.break.com/index/easterbunny1.html 9) Twisted Sisters: http://www.break.com/index/twisting_sisters.html 8) Happy Mother's Day: http://www.break.com/index/happymothersday1.html 7) Evil Dad Scares Kid: http://www.break.com/index/kidscaredgame.html 6) Video Made the Internet Star: http://www.break.com/index/video_made_the_internet_star.html 5) The Nightmare of Canceling AOL: http://www.break.com/index/aolhell.html 4) Wizards of Winter: http://www.break.com/index/houselights.html 3) Diet Coke and Mentos Experiment: http://www.break.com/index/pepsimentos.html 2) Angry German Kid: http://www.break.com/index/patiencechild.html #1 INTERNET VIDEO OF THE YEAR The Evolution of Dance: http://www.break.com/index/evolutiondance.html
"This year has seen so much creative and interesting stuff, from the moving depiction of a nine-month pregnancy in 20 seconds, to the even more moving depiction of a guy lighting firecrackers in his butt," said stars Derrick and Will in a joint statement. "We are very excited to be part of this Internet video revolution that has helped us reach a wider audience and ultimately given our show a second chance."
Break.com is the #1 independent entertainment and multimedia Web site as stated by Hitwise data ending November 2006. The site has a filtering system to help deliver the best on-demand programming on the Web. Break works in collaboration with its community to pull out the best of the Web videos posted to its site daily so anytime you go to the site you are assured to have a great experience the minute you log on.
Founded in 1998, Break.com is the Internet’s leading cross-platform, user-generated digital entertainment network offering funny, original short-form content to millions of Internet users and mobile subscribers around the world. With more than fourteen million unique monthly browsers tuning in to enjoy the Web’s largest and rapidly growing library of original videos and images, Break.com offers advertisers tremendous opportunities to market directly to a young, male demographic. Break.com empowers its audience to become content providers with an easy-to-use platform that allows them to upload, distribute and monetize their original content, whether it is homegrown or commercial-grade. Hitwise data for the month ending November 2006 also shows Break.com as the number one independent Web site in the entertainment-multimedia category. For more information, please visit http://www.break.com.
About “Nobody’s Watching”
“Nobody’s Watching” centers around Derrick and Will, two best friends from Ohio who share the common love of great TV sitcoms. After their show was not picked up by the then WB, the pilot episode anonymously showed up in the viral web video world. It was here that it became a fan favorite and caught the attention of NBC. In July of 2006, NBC ordered six episodes of the show. The producers realize that the chance of “Nobody’s Watching” ever making it to air is small, since NBC seems determined to block their every move. Still, they are prepared to spend countless hours working on it, and wholly miss out on their children’s formative years.