VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Pulitzer Prize-winning global source of breaking news, opinion, entertainment and community, The Huffington Post, and leading digital broadcaster BroadbandTV (BBTV), announce an exclusive partnership with the launch of the first next-generation online video journalism network, Outspeak. This new brand empowers journalists and creators to tell their stories across both companies’ platforms. Outspeak combines BBTV’s 4.5 billion monthly views and The Huffington Post’s 214 million monthly unique visitors to create a smart and strategic distribution ecosystem for content creators worldwide.
Outspeak partners will be featured on YouTube as well as The Huffington Post domain. Select creators will have the opportunity to develop their channels into original content series co-produced with the Outspeak brand. All partners will benefit from BBTV’s full suite of content creator tools, solutions and services, including partner experience, promotion, production and technology, which include VISO Catalyst, BBTV’s proprietary technology platform. This is in addition to monetization capabilities provided by both parties.
"As we continue to prioritize and build upon our video strategy, we're delighted to be partnering with BBTV," said Arianna Huffington, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post. "With the launch of Outspeak we're thrilled at the opportunity to collaborate with emerging talent and creators to further build our presence on YouTube."
“YouTube has over one billion monthly users, reaches more than 80% of U.S. millennials, and has over 300 minutes of new content uploaded every minute,” said Jimmy Maymann, CEO of The Huffington Post. “This partnership will help us tap into that scale. We have ambitious plans to create a network of thousands of video content creators and generate billions of video views by the end of next year. But beyond pure scale, we are excited to also offer unprecedented access to premium distribution and co-production opportunities across The Huffington Post, which we hope will help us to develop the next generation of YouTube content stars."
A multi-million dollar investment has been made to develop the Outspeak brand. Creators interested in joining the Outspeak multi-platform network can do so by visiting the Outspeak website (www.outspeak.tv). BBTV and The Huffington Post also plan to reach out to potential partners directly.
“We’re giving a voice to everyone, in the hope to entertain, inform and inspire. BBTV is building the strongest premium brands in online video, to develop the industry and take it to a new level for consumers, content creators, and the advertising community,” commented Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV. “Our combined efforts to put news in the hands of millennials has the potential to change news as we know it.”
Outspeak joins a suite of existing premium brands from BroadbandTV: TGN, the most engaged gaming network on YouTube; Opposition, the largest hip-hop music network; WIMSIC the number two Electronic Dance Music (EDM) network; and HooplaKidz, the leading kids and family network.
BBTV remains one of the fastest growing businesses of its kind, it currently operates the third largest multi-platform network which is comprised of over 32,000 content creators with a growing library of more than 11 million video assets. With 214M global cross-platform UVs, The Huffington Post is the largest news site in the U.S and has the largest global news audience. HuffPost recently announced 11 new video series formats. In less than three years, HuffPost Live has surpassed 2.3 billion video views. In its first six episodes since launch, The HuffPost Show has garnered more than 30 million views.
For more information please visit: www.outspeak.tv
Check out the Outspeak launch video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRsbxmTGZ7w&feature=youtu.be
BroadbandTV is an innovative media and technology company that drives success for online video creators by leveraging its premium media brands, proprietary technology, and massive online reach. BroadbandTV operates one of the world’s largest Multi-Platform Networks with over 32,000 network partners amassing 4.5 billion impressions per month. Its content creators span a number of key media brands including TGN, the most engaged gaming network on YouTube; Opposition, the largest hip-hop music network; number two Electronic Dance Music (EDM) network, WIMSIC; and the leading Kids network, HooplaKidz. BroadbandTV has developed some of the most advanced and innovative technologies in the online video space: VISO NOVI, for detecting and managing fan uploaded content and VISO Catalyst for enhancing viewership and engagement for premium videos. videos. In June 2013, the leading European entertainment network RTL Group acquired a majority stake in BroadbandTV. Both companies also formed an ongoing strategic partnership to accelerate the global growth strategy of BroadbandTV. RTL Group’s initial investment of US-$36 million is part of a planned series of investments in the company. www.bbtv.com
The Huffington Post is a Pulitzer Prize-winning source of breaking news, features, and entertainment, as well as a highly engaged community for opinion and conversation. The Huffington Post has 214 million unique visitors per month (comScore, global multiplatform, January 2015). The site has almost 100,000 bloggers -- from politicians, students and celebrities to academics, parents and policy experts -- who contribute in real-time on the subjects about which, they are most passionate. The Huffington Post has editions in the UK, Canada, France, Spain, Italy, Japan, Maghreb, Germany, Brazil, South Korea, Greece and India. The Huffington Post is part of AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL).