Discovery’s Revision3 Buys Philip DeFranco’s YouTube Ventures

San Francisco, Calif. – Revision3 announced today that it has acquired Internet video icon Philip DeFranco’s portfolio of online video channels and ventures, DeFranco Creative. As part of the acquisition, DeFranco, the wildly popular YouTube host and producer, will himself become part of the Revision3 programming leadership team as Senior Vice President, Phil DeFranco Networks and Merchandise. A voice of a generation and one of the largest producers of Revision3 content, DeFranco is the force behind such popular shows and channels as The Philip DeFranco Show, SourceFed and The Vloggity. Today’s announcement comes as Discovery Communications just finished celebrating the one-year anniversary of its acquisition of Revision3 with record audience and stream growth and demonstrates the company’s ability to attract and develop the Internet’s top talents. (more…)

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