To all of our creators, a belated Happy New Year and Welcome to a New Power Up TV!
I launched Power Up TV last March (almost one year ago!), and we have grown to over 2,000 channels that have served over 238 million video views to date. This phenomenal growth has made the future of our network very bright because what is good for the network is now going to be good for you.
Today is the official announcement that Martell Broadcasting Systems, Inc. has sold the Power Up TV network to Thunder Studios, Inc. ( http://www.thunderstudios.com/ ).
This means the network is now part of the largest independent studio in California with state of the art production facilities. Currently, its 20 stages are in regular use by car companies, pop stars, TV show producers, and will soon be able to accommodate YouTubers with its very own “Production Playground” on the lot, similar to a YouTube Space facility. Below is a video showcasing some of what Thunder Studios has to offer.
I will continue to remain the head of the Power Up TV network in my new role as Vice President of Thunder Studios’ network operations. The Power Up TV mission is to produce and feature original content from our creator community, and I believe Thunder Studios’ acquisition of the network is the right resource to serve that goal. In addition to the facilities, we have begun to build out teams of business analysts to fill the role of talent managers which can actually deliver on the promise of opening new streams of revenue for YouTubers. No one has tried to merge the skills of business and growth hacking into a professional service for artists. Power Up TV will be the first to do so.
Additionally Power Up TV is leaving Freedom as a subnetwork and will henceforth operate as an independent MCN. If you wish to continue on with Power Up TV please put in your 30 day notice to Freedom as per these instructions so that Power Up TV will be able to link your channel to our new CMS. You should then email me that you want to continue on as a Power Up TV Partner (or just fill out this form ).
In the next coming weeks you will see additional announcements from us about the future productions and invitation opportunities available to our creators, as well as information on how you can access our studio for producing your videos.
To all of Power Up TV’s partners, I thank you for selecting us as your multi-channel network, and I look forward to working with you as we raise the network both in profile and prestige.
Vice President of Power Up TV, Thunder Studios Inc.