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My Damn Channel

My Damn Channel
Founded July 31, 2007
Headquarters New York, New York and Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Key people Rob Barnett
Website MyDamnChannel.com

My Damn Channel is an entertainment website and Multi Channel Network which empowers comedians, actors, filmmakers, musicians and brands to co-produce, monetize and distribute original video content. The company has launched some of the most successful original comedy series on the web, including Wainy Days, Horrible People, You Suck at Photoshop and videos by Harry Shearer.

Recently named one of TIME Magazine's Best 50 Websites of 2011, My Damn Channel has received worldwide media recognition and has won numerous accolades from the Webby Awards (including Best Comedy Series) and the Streamy Awards. Since launching in 2007, My Damn Channel has produced thousands of original videos by major stars and emerging artists. As the channel's ability to reach a diverse global audience has grown, so has the demand for quality content and entertainment. My Damn Channel also creates premium, branded content and targeted distribution campaigns for partners such as Subway, IKEA, IFC, Adult Swim, PUMA, Trident, Southern Comfort and Fiat. My Damn Channel operates a Blog Network, a Vlog Network, a Talent Network and a music channel run by Don Was. In 2013, digital media firm Blip and My Damn Channel created a production and sales partnership, which the duo will share exclusive first-run distribution for four original comedies.[1]

History

My Damn Channel is the brainchild of its Founder/CEO, Rob Barnett. My Damn Channel is an entertainment studio and distributor of premium original programming by established and emerging talent from film, TV, and the Internet. Since 2007, Rob and his team have built My Damn Channel into a successful brand and business where top talent, loyal fans, and major advertisers come together to create the TV network of the future. Rob has produced radio, television, film, and new media with hundreds of diverse communicators including President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, The Rolling Stones, Bono, Jimmy Kimmel, Adam Carolla, Johnny Rotten and more.

He was the President of Programming for CBS Radio from 2004-2006, where he oversaw content development for more than 179 stations, and launched new formats in 30 markets. Rob was a production and a programming executive at MTV and VH1 for more than 11 years, where he produced news, specials, and series for both outlets and oversaw all network programming. At VH1, he was VP of Program Planning during the network’s surge in the late 90s with iconic hit shows including "Behind the Music." Rob worked as an independent producer for projects including "Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues," a multi-part, PBS film series; "Staffers," a reality TV series on politics; and "Inside the Bubble," a documentary feature film on the 2004 presidential campaign.

In the earlier part of his career, Rob worked at rock radio stations in Boston, Dallas, and Los Angeles. He was on-air talent in all three markets, and the Program Director in Boston and Dallas. In 1981, Rob convinced Mick Jagger & The Rolling Stones to play a secret, club gig as an exclusive promotion for his radio station, WAAF. Rob is passionately dedicated to giving My Damn Channel artists the freedom, financing and respect they deserve to do their best work – which in turn gives My Damn Channel viewers consistently original programming that doesn't suck! Named one of the 50 Best Websites of 2011 by TIME Magazine.[2]

Awards

Webby Awards
2008

  • Best Comedy Series: Wainy Days
  • People's Voice Winner- Best Comedy Series: You Suck at Photoshop
  • Best How-To and DIY: You Suck at Photoshop
  • People's Voice Winner- Best How-To and DIY: You Suck at Photoshop
  • Official Honoree- Overall Humor Site: My Damn Channel
  • Official Honoree- Comedy: Individual Short or Episode: Wainy Days #10, "The Future"
  • Official Honoree- Viral: Harry Shearer's Found Objects, "Katie Couric #1"
  • Nominee- Best Music Video: Harry Shearer's "Waterboardin', USA"

2009

  • Best How-To and DIY: Cookin' with Coolio
  • Official Honoree- Overall Humor Site: My Damn Channel
  • Official Honoree- Comedy: Long Form or Series: Wainy Days
  • Official Honoree- Comedy: Long Form or Series: Horrible People
  • Nominee- Best Comedy: Long Form or Series: You Suck at Photoshop

2010

  • Official Honoree- Overall Humor Site: My Damn Channel
  • Official Honoree- Comedy: Individual Short or Episode: Sparhusen, Episode 1
  • Official Honoree- Comedy: Long Form or Series: Wainy Days
  • Official Honoree- Music: "Andy, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, & Friends 'Stand by Me'"
  • Official Honoree- Branded Content: Easy to Assemble
  • Nominee- Best Individual Performance: Ileana Douglas, Easy to Assemble
  • Nominee- Best Comedy: Individual Short or Episode: Wainy Days #27, "Jill"

2011

  • Official Honoree- Comedy: Long Form or Series: Wainy Days


Streamy Awards
2009

  • Best Artistic Concept in a Web Series: You Suck at Photoshop
  • Best Guest Star: Paul Rudd, Wainy Days
  • Best Ad Integration in a Web Series: Back on Topps
  • Nominee- Best Comedy Web Series: You Suck at Photoshop
  • Nominee- Best Writing for a Comedy Web Series: You Suck at Photoshop
  • Nominee- Best Female Actor in a Comedy Web Series: Kristen Schaal, Horrible People
  • Nominee- Best Ensemble Cast in a Web Series: Horrible People

2010

  • Best Writing for a Comedy Series: Wainy Days
  • Best Ensemble Cast: Easy to Assemble
  • Best Product Integration in a Web Series: Easy to Assemble
  • Best Branded Entertainment Web Series: Back on Topps
  • Nominee- Best Comedy Web Series: Wainy Days
  • Nominee- Best Actor in a Comedy Web Series: David Wain
  • Nominee- Best Comedy Web Series: Easy to Assemble
  • Nominee- Best Branded Entertainment Web Series: Easy to Assemble
  • Nominee- Best Actress in a Comedy Web Series: Ileana Douglas, Easy to Assemble
  • Nominee- Best Actress in a Comedy Web Series: Justine Bateman, Easy to Assemble
  • Nominee- Best Original Music in a Web Series: Sparhusen
  • Nominee- Best Ensemble Cast: Back on Topps
  • Nominee- Best Writing for a Comedy Web Series: Back on Topps
  • Nominee- Best Guest Star: Chris Hardwick, Back on Topps

See also

References

External links

  • Official Website
  • Jon Bon Jovi and Andy Madadian- "Stand by Me"
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