Lately, it feels like a month can’t go by without a news item from Jukin Media. Now, the online video network and viral video distribution hub responsible for the popular FailArmy YouTube channel (5.8 million subscribers and counting) has signed with talent and literary agency, William Morris Endeavor (WME).
Established in 2009, Jukin Media handles the licensing and distribution of blooper and viral YouTube videos. The video network has successfully scored two rounds of lucrative investments in the last year (including funding from Maker Studios) so the network can expand and focus on new initiatives. This goal played into Jukin’s decision to join WME. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jukin’s CEO Jonathan Skogmo believes “signing with WME will help the company as it continues to pursue linear projects.”
“We’re excited about WME and what they bring to the table,” Skogmo said to The Hollywood Reporter. “I think they’ll bring amazing opportunities to us and connect us with other talented companies that will support us on our original content initiatives.”
With everything Jukin has going for it, we’re excited to see what the network does next.