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

    … members are: Currie, president of Currie Capital and former chief financial officer of Netscape. Chernin, currently chairman and CEO of The Chernin Group and former president and chief operating officer at News Corp. According to the New York Post, Twitter had attempted to add some Hollywood to its board of directors, speaking with Mandalay Entertainment chairman and CEO Peter Guber and television producer Shonda Rhimes, but neither one panned out. Readers: What do you think of the changes to Twitter’s board? …

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Twitter- 32 readers -
  • 5 things we learned about YouTube in 2014

    … of the digital video scene have an easy way in: buy a multichannel network (MCN). That’s exactly what Disney, Otter Media (The Chernin Group and AT&T’s joint venture) and European broadcaster RTL Group did this year with their respective acquisitions of Maker Studios, Fullscreen and StyleHaul. Maker sold for $500 million, with another $450 million tied…

    Eric Blattberg/ Digidayin Social- 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- 24 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?

    … subscribers on the platform. But the majority of the Smosh-related revenue Defy rakes in comes from videos viewed and merchandise sold on Smosh.com, which the MCN operates. The recent Smosh movie deal with Defy investor Lionsgate surely didn’t hurt either. Wait, Lionsgate? What do big entertainment companies have to do with goofy YouTube videos? Just…

    Eric Blattberg/ Digidayin YouTube- 12 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- 20 readers -
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