Hollywood, CA, March 26, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Base79, the largest international YouTube network, today announces a partnership with Emmy® award winning company World of Wonder to create a unique sub network on YouTube. Base79 will be responsible for helping develop the new network while supporting World of Wonder in audience development and programming initiatives. Working alongside The WOW team, Base79 will use their expertise and proprietary technology to help WOW partner new channels, grow audience and promote outstanding new content from World of Wonder and partnered channels. World of Wonder will work closely with the Base79 team based in Los Angeles.
“Partnering with Base79 is a digi-dream come true!” said Executive Producer Randy Barbato. “World of Wonder's YouTube channel, WOWPresents, has over 12 million views and is growing by nearly 2 million per month,” added Executive Producer Fenton Bailey. “With our original digital productions and partner channels we are doubling down on our mission to celebrate the freak, the fun and the fabulous in everyone.”
Relying on their expertise on YouTube, World of Wonder joins a rapidly growing list of established entertainment creators and brands partnering with Base79 in the United States. Other Base79 USA partners include 20th Century Fox, The Jim Henson Company, The Dudesons, Legends Football League, The Associated Press, Thomsen Reuters, Red Light Management and a host of established and growing YouTube creators.
“World of Wonder has been creating amazing content on other platforms for years and we are excited to help them explore the YouTube landscape in a new and innovative way,” said Ben Lister, an executive at Base79 USA. “We are confident the team at WOW will excel in engaging the community on YouTube and create successful content that will resonate with viewers from around the world.”
Base79 is The International Network for Video Creators, Content Owners & Brands. The Company is the largest YouTube partner outside North America and one of the leading partners in YouTube's Original Programming Initiative. Base79 creates global audiences for video, partnering with video rights holders and producers to build online audiences and brands, claim and protect their intellectual property, sell premium advertising, and generate new revenue streams on YouTube and other OTT platforms.
The Company’s proprietary technology, international reach and expertise for increasing YouTube channel subscribers and views, and establishing ad sales leadership, enables its clients to significantly increase their reach and revenues in online video. Base79 generates over 800 million views per month across 1500 channels on YouTube, making it the largest YouTube multi-channel network outside of North America. It has deals with more than 850 premium content partners including BBC Worldwide, IMG Media, The Football Association, Ministry of Sound, The Associated Press, Guinness World Records, as well as a number of leading YouTube content creators such as Remi Gaillard, Jamal Edwards, Patricia Bright and ElRubius.
Founded in 2007, the Company has offices in London, Paris, Madrid, Berlin, LA and Sydney.
About World of Wonder
Award-winning production company World of Wonder has been creating groundbreaking, non-fiction film and television for more than two decades and is responsible for over 1,200 hours of provocative, original programming. WOW’s TV series include “RuPaul’s Drag U” (Logo), “Million Dollar Listing LA,” “Million Dollar Listing NY” & "Million Dollar Listing Miami" (Bravo), “Life With La Toya” (OWN), “Island Hunters” (HGTV) and "Big Freedia: Queen of Bouce" (Fuse). World of Wonder has also created award-winning films and documentaries such as “Inside Deep Throat”, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”, “Party Monster”, “Monica in Black and White”, and “The Last Beekeeper”, which won a 2010 Emmy® Award for Outstanding Nature Programming, and “The Strange History of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” for HBO, which chronicles the repeal of the controversial military policy. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival hit “Becoming Chaz” and HBO special “Wishful Drinking” both garnered a total of five Emmy® nominations. “Becoming Chaz” went on to win the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary. “In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye” brought to life the stories behind the most iconic images from the past 120 years of Vogue magazine, premiered on HBO in December 2012. The documentary "Esquire's 80th" launched the Esquire Network in September 2013. Most recently, "I Am Britney Jean" which offered an intimate look into Britney Spears' journey to her residency in Las Vegas premiered on E! in December 2013.
In celebration of 21 years of storytelling, World of Wonder published its first book, “The World According To Wonder” – featuring 300 never-before-seen portraits and exclusive interviews from the world’s most controversial, exposed and fascinating personalities, available now on Amazon. With offices in Hollywood and London, the company has produced cutting-edge fiction and non-fiction programming for HBO, Showtime, VH1, TLC, IFC, Discovery, MTV, E! Entertainment, Oxygen, BBC, PBS, Channel 4 UK, and other digital outlets that can be found online at http://worldofwonder.net/. The World of Wonder blog, The WOW Report receives more than 300,000 visitors a month.