NNN Reaches 1 Billion Views
Online video network Next New Networks (NNN) reached a major milestone Tuesday when it served its one billionth video. It's a major validation for the network, which has earned a following with original web series such as "The Key of Awesome," "Backyard FX," "Fast Lane Daily," "Auto-Tune the News," "Meth Minute 39," and "Obama Girl." Next New Networks regularly serves more than 65 million views per month.
To commemorate its billionth view, NNN has launched the site NextNewBillion, which features some of the networks' most popular episodes. Fans can also download a commemorative poster for free.
NNN has launched more than 25 branded networks since it launched in March, 2007, and more than 50 shows. Regular viewers include over 2 million subscribers on YouTube, iTunes, Twitter, and more.
In its three years, NNN has produced more than 8,000 individual episodes, each generating an average lifetime audience of 125,000 views. It's also won 10 Webby awards so far, making it one of the biggest Webby winners of all time.
"It's been an amazing ride to the billionth view. Our producers, advertisers, talent, team, and of course our fans, have been invaluable in making this milestone possible in three short years," says Lance Podell, NNN's CEO. "More and more people are heading home to watch online video instead of turning on their TV, and we're playing an important part in that change. With our first billion views under our belt, we're looking forward to fostering the next generation of great video talent and introducing new brands to the engaged communities that enjoy our shows."
Long a rumor, YouTube has purchased Next New Networks in its first significant acquisition of a content creation company.
Exclusive show will feature two-minute long commentaries from online personalities.