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Disney owned YouTube MCN Maker Studios signs up Indian channels: AIB, Kanan Gill, others

Maker Studios, the multi channel network (MCN) that Disney bought earlier this year, has signed up Indian YouTube channels for its network, MediaNama has learned from multiple industry sources. Channels signed up, according to our sources, include those run by All India Bakchod and Kanan Gill, which are managed by Chernin Media backed Only Much Louder. At the time of filing this report, we hadn't gotten a confirmation from OML, or Maker Studios VP Gautam Talwar. Talwar told us he'd get back to us this Friday, and we'll look to have a longer discussion about Maker's plans in India. We haven't heard back for details on a list of Indian partners. A look through Social Blade, a YouTube analytics platform, suggests that the following channels from India are a part of "MakerGen", which is a Maker Studios sub network: - All India Bakchod (on Social Blade) - Mania ki Duniya (YouTube / on Social Blade) - East India Comedy (YouTube / on Social Blade) - Kanan Gill (on Social Blade) Other Maker Studios sub networks include Polaris (Gaming) and Maker Music. Industry sources suggest that Maker Studios is paying a minimum commitment to sign up members in India. Maker Studios was acquired by Disney in March this year for $500 million up-front, and with a potential earn-out of another $450 million. Maker Studios is a massive MCN, of around the same scale as the likes of FullScreen and Machinima. Maker Gen alone has 26506 partners, and is among the largest in the world. Multi Channel Networks typically sign up a large number of…

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