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[30 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
The Walt Disney Company to Acquire Maker Studios, the Leading Network of Online Video Content

With a goal of bringing more online content to consumers across platforms, The Walt Disney Company has agreed to acquire Maker Studios, the leading network of online video content on YouTube.
As part of the purchase, Maker Studios shareholders will receive a performance-linked earn-out of nearly $450 million if performance targets are met.
The acquisition of Maker Studios will help Disney bring more content to its customers, as Maker has more than 55,000 channels, 380 million subscribers, and 5.5 billion views per month on YouTube.
“Short-form online video is growing at an astonishing …