|Country||United States, Germany, Canada, United Kingdom, Austria, France, Australia|
by Michael Green
Beverly Hills, California|
|YouTube, Facebook, Netflix, Snapchat, Vine, Go90, Seeso, Watchable, Roku|
|Area||Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Nashville, Detroit, Chicago, Berlin, Toronto, London, Vienna, Sydney, Paris|
Studio71, formerly Collective Digital Studio, is a multi-channel network. They are a subsidiary of German media group ProSiebenSat.1 with headquarters Berlin and Los Angeles. They have additional offices in New York City, San Francisco, Nashville, Detroit, Chicago, Toronto, London, Vienna, Sydney and Paris. The company represents more than 9000 channels, together receiving over 4.4 billion views per month and reaching one in every six millennials. Studio 71 currently sits as the 5th most subscribed-to network, making it one of the top 10 YouTube networks.
Collective Digital Studio was founded in 2011 by Hollywood talent agent Michael Green. The Collective Digital Studio is a full-service YouTube partner network operating beneath management and media production company The Collective (founded 2005).
On July 24, 2015, Collective Digital Studios (CDS) agreed to sell itself to ProSiebenSat.1 for $83 million. On January 27, 2016, CDS announced that it was rebranding as Studio71 so the company can operate under one unified global banner. The merger lead to Studio71 becoming the number 1 MCN in Germany and a top 5 Global MCN.
The studio has partnered with Rocketjump to create Video Game High School. CDS is equally responsible for the production of the Fred live action television show, the television productions of The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange and Epic Meal Empire and the anthology horror film V/H/S (2012) alongside sequel V/H/S/2 (2013). As part of the YouTube Original Channel Initiative, Collective Digital Studio was funded to create BlackBoxTV – a horror and science fiction YouTube Channel. Its "I Love Makeup" channel partnered in 2015 with YouTube comedian Colleen Ballinger (aka Miranda Sings) to create a comic beauty series called How to Makeup.
- "About Collective Digital Studio". Retrieved October 21, 2013.
Delivering 1 in 6 Millennial Video Viewers Per Month … 100+ Premium Channels … 200+ Million Video Views
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- "Relationship with Collective". Retrieved October 21, 2013.
- Wallenstein, Andrew. "Media bigs flock to YouTube power players". Variety. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
Collective had success with two kid-centric properties, the "Fred" franchise that moved from YouTube to a series of films at Nickelodeon, and then "The Annoying Orange," which followed the same arc to its own Cartoon Network series.
- Patel, Sahil. "CDS and Colleen Ballinger (and Miranda Sings) Debut New Makeup Series", TheVideoInk.com, June 18, 2015
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