My Damn Channel says its new network offers hundreds of new comedy series premiering in 2013 on MyDamnChannel.com and on the company’s network of channels on YouTube. The network expansion will be managed, curated and programmed by a team of online video leaders including Barnett; Co-Founder/COO Warren Chao; Mortensen; Editor-In-Chief Maria Diokno; Director of Talent & Audience Development Molly Templeton; Director of Production Melissa Schneider; and Director of Sales David Kaplan. Founder/CEO Rob Barnett has appointed Eric Mortensen to the My Damn Channel management team in the newly-created position of director of programming and acquisitions. He joins the company after six years at Blip, where he was senior director, content and network programming.
“For the past six years, we’ve worked with some of the best talent in the world, who will continue to be funded by our network, advertisers and the major media companies hiring us to produce breakthrough original comedy,” said Barnett. “We’re investing in the team and the infrastructure to make the My Damn Channel Comedy Network the first choice for fans and the right choice for talent.”
The launch of the My Damn Channel Comedy Network marks the first time the company is making a major move to acquire new content to complement its roster of original comedy series and branded entertainment. This comes following a year during which MDC experienced significant growth, with a 300% increase in revenue; 268% increase in videos produced; 366% increase in YouTube subscribers; 550% increase in U.S. YouTube views and a 91% increase in total video views across all of its owned and operated sites in 2012 vs. 2011.
My Damn Channel has created original series such as Daddy Knows Best, Daily Grace, My Damn Channel LIVE, Save the Supers, Wainy Days, You Suck at Photoshop and videos by Mark Malkoff and Harry Shearer. The company also creates premium, branded entertainment and targeted distribution campaigns for advertisers.