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Next New Networks Celebrates 1 Billion Views

Leading Next Generation Media Company Marks Major Milestone in Total Viewership of Original Web Programming

New York(29 Jun 2010)

Next New Networks, the leading next-generation media company providing original Web series to millions of loyal, engaged viewers, today announced that it has reached 1 billion views since the company's inception in March 2007. The Web series powerhouse, home to hit shows such as "The Key of Awesome," "Backyard FX," "Fast Lane Daily," "Auto-Tune the News," "Meth Minute 39," and "Obama Girl," now serves more than 65 million views per month across its networks of original series.

Next New Networks' shows have become a vital part of popular culture and Internet memes -- including everything from presidential crushes to pop star parodies and recreating blockbuster special effects. With more than 25 branded networks since 2007 and more than 50 shows, the programming continues to thrill audiences and keep them coming back for more -- over 2 million subscribers on YouTube, iTunes, Twitter and more tune in regularly to catch the latest.

Since 2007, Next New Networks' series have taken home a total of 10 Webby Awards, making them one of the biggest winners of all time in the awards' 14-year history of honoring excellence on the Internet. The billionth view milestone builds on this success to cement Next New Networks' position as a leader in online entertainment. Since its launch, Next New Networks has produced more than 8,000 episodes, each generating an average lifetime audience of 125,000 views -- 1250% more than the average online video.

"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," said Lance Podell, CEO of Next New Networks. "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."

To commemorate the billionth view, Next New Networks launched the site, featuring the company's most popular episodes, as well as a commemorative poster that is available for free download. Read more in the most recent Next New Networks Audience Report here:

About Next New Networks 
Next New Networks is the leading provider of original, episodic series programming for the Internet. With over 1 billion views since the company's launch in 2007, over 2 million subscribers, and some of the biggest hits on the Web, Next New Networks is redefining entertainment by championing the next generation of show creators. Popular, award-winning video networks from the company include Barely Political (home of "Obama Girl" and "Auto-Tune the News"), Channel Frederator, featuring cartoons of over 1,000 creators, food network for the people Hungry Nation, car news network Fast Lane Daily, filmmaking network Indy Mogul (home of hit series "Backyard FX," "Beyond the Trailer," and "Moviebuzz"), fashion and lifestyle network ThreadBanger, and Barely Digital (home of "The Key of Awesome," one of the top three most-watched shows on the Web since its launch in October 2009).