AwesomenessTV CEO Brian Robbins to Receive 2015 Pioneer Prize at MIPTV
Brian Robbins, the founder and CEO of AwesomenessTV, will receive a 2015 Pioneer Prize at this year’s International Digital Emmy Awards.
Before founding teen-targeted AwesomenessTV, which launched in July 2012, Robbins worked in television, where he produced series for a similar demographic for WB, Nickelodeon, and Disney. About a year after AwesomenessTV’s launch, it was acquired by Dreamworks Animation, after which Hearst bought up 25% interest in December 2014.
Robbins continues to lead AwesomenessTV as an independent company. It now produces movies and TV content as well as producing DreamWorksTV. AwesomenessTV also includes the ATV Network, an MCN that focuses on growing YouTube talent, and has expanded into music, consumer products, and publishing.
“Awesome is the best way to describe being honored for something that I love doing. I’ve been producing content for teen and tween audiences my entire life, but digital media has enabled me to connect with them in ways unimaginable a few short years ago,” Robbins said in a statement.
Robbins will accept the Pioneer Prize at MIPTV’s opening night, on April 13. Other International Digital Emmy Awards will be given out for best digital programs in the categories of children and young people, fiction, and non-fiction. The International Digital Emmy Awards is sponsored by the Bell Fund.Tags: 2015 pioneer prize, ATV Network, AwesomenessTV, bell fund, Brian Robbins, disney, Dreamworks Animation, DreamWorks TV, Hearst, international digital emmy awards, MCNs, MIPTV, MIPTV 2015, Nickelodeon, wb