The Chernin Group

Peter Chernin (born May 29, 1951) is the Chairman and CEO of The Chernin Group (TCG), which he founded in 2009. TCG manages, operates and invests in businesses in the media, entertainment, and technology sectors. Specifically, the company focuses on three areas: developing premium content for film and television, making investments in technology and media companies in the U.S., and capitalizing on strategic business opportunities in emerging markets, especially Asia. In April 2012, Chernin sold a minority stake of TCG to strategic investment partners Providence Equity Partners, a leading private equity firm, and other private investors.
Posts about The Chernin Group
  • Twitter Names Two New Board Members

    … following its 2016 annual meeting. The two new Twitter board members are: Johnston, vice chairman and chief financial officer at PepsiCo, where he has been since 1987 in numerous roles. Internet entrepreneur Lane Fox, whose résumé includes founder and/or chairman roles at, Lucky Voice, MakieLab and Doteveryone. And the two departing…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Twitter- 33 readers -
  • 5 things we learned about YouTube in 2014

    Digital video dominated the media landscape this year as leading publishers, brands and agencies poured major resources into the format. And YouTube once again dominated the world of digital video, though it faced a raft of competition from players new and old. As the year comes to a close, we reflect on what we have learned about Google’s video-streaming site in 2014.

    Eric Blattberg/ Digiday- 19 readers -
  • 5 things we learned about digital video in 2014

    …: Maker Studios, Fullscreen and StyleHaul. Disney bought Maker in March for $500 million, with another $450 million tied to performance targets. In September, Otter Media (formed by AT&T and The Chernin Group) scooped up Fullscreen in a deal worth $200 million to $300 million. And last month, European broadcaster RTL Group acquired a majority…

    Eric Blattberg/ Digiday- 25 readers -
  • It’s a good time to run a big YouTube network

    … To brace for the digital future of video, media giants are fervently snapping up YouTube networks. In March, Disney bought Maker Studios for $500 million, with another $450 million tied to performance goals. In September, Otter Media (a joint venture of The Chernin Group and AT&T) scooped up Fullscreen in a deal that valued the multi-channel…

    Eric Blattberg/ Digidayin Social YouTube- 29 readers -
  • WTF is an MCN?

    … are completely dependent on YouTube? YouTube is a huge piece of the MCNs’ audience generation and monetization strategy and will be for the foreseeable future. But the top MCNs are becoming broader media entities less dependent on a single platform. Defy Media, for example, represents YouTube comedy group Smosh, which inexplicably has close to 19 million…

    Eric Blattberg/ Digidayin YouTube- 16 readers -
  • YouTube Network Fullscreen is ready for its close-up

    … Comedy duo The Fine Brothers may have 10 million YouTube subscribers, but don’t be surprised when you see more of them outside Google’s video site. Multi-channel networks are growing up. They’re looking beyond YouTube as they seek to become major media properties spanning multiple distribution channels. Traditional media players are happy…

    Eric Blattberg/ Digidayin Social YouTube- 21 readers -
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