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Corus, Kin, Cineplex awarded at Digi Awards

Corus Entertainment and Kin Canada were among the big winners at last night’s 2016 Digi Awards. The award show capped off the two-day 2016 nextMedia conference, and awarded the best in digital content, personalities and…

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Riftworld Chronicles, Home to Win take home Digi Awards

Riftworld Chronicles and Home to Win were among the big winners at last night’s 2016 Digi Awards. The award show capped off the two-day 2016 nextMedia conference, and awarded the best in digital content, personalities…

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Kin Canada adds new brand partners and influencers

As the Canadian outpost for multi-channel network Kin Community celebrates its two-year anniversary in the country, it’s announced 10 new brand partners and as many new creators added to its roster. Kin Community co-founder and…

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Weather gods intervene as YouTube attempts to build experiential play

TORONTO — Despite a stormy Saturday evening (Aug. 13), Canadian fans filled the covered area seats at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre to get up close to their favorite YouTube personalities, including Superwoman herself, Lilly Singh. But…

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Kin Community Coming to Australia

Digital lifestyle network Kin Community is going Down Under via a partnership with Sydney-based digital publisher Allure Media. Under the terms of the deal, Allure Media becomes Kin Community’s exclusive media representative in Australia and New Zealand.…

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Four L.A. start-ups hunting for online video stars raise a combined $56 million

In the eyes of start-up investors, MTV’s “True Life,” HGTV’s “Rehab Addict” and Comedy Central’s “Roast” specials are so yesterday. Today’s hot productions are young, edgier and tend to premiere online. They carry the names “Human,”…

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Kin Community raises $13.5 million to go global

A handful of international investors are joining Kin Community. The Santa Monica, Calif.-based digital media company has raised $13.5 million in new funding in a Series D led by Emil Capital Partners, a consumer-focused investment…

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Kin Community closes new funding round

California-based MCN Kin Community has closed a $13.5 million round of series D financing. The company’s Canadian partner, Corus Entertainment, invested in the round, which was led by Emil Capital Partners. Australia-based Allure Media and…

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Female-Focused Digital Network Kin Community Raises $13.5 Million from Tegna, Others

More money is rolling into digital video: Kin Community, a multiplatform network focused on young women, has raised $13.5 million in new funding. The Series D financing round was led by previous investor Emil Capital…

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Kin Community Raises $13.5 Million In Fresh Funding, Eyeing Push Into Australia, The U.K.

Women’s multi-channel network Kin Community, which represents bold-faced YouTube stars like Rosanna Pansino and Hannah Hart, has reportedly raised $13.5 million in a series D funding round. This brings total cash raised by the five-year-old,…

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Web Video Company Kin Community Raises $13.5 Million to Fund International Expansion

Kin Community, a web video company that both produces original content and works with a stable of top digital media creators, has raised $13.5 million in series D financing. The company plans to use the…

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Kin Community Revamps Flagship YouTube Channel, Announces New Series From Hannah Hart, Jenn Im

At an intimate NewFronts event last night, held within the home of Kin Community creator Christiane Lemieux, the lifestyle network announced its renewed commitment to the home space — including decor and DIY — as…

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YouTube Millionaires: How To Cake It Is “Caking My Wildest Dreams Come True”

On YouTube, Yolanda Gampp is the queen of crazy cakes. Gampp is the woman behind How To Cake It, a YouTube channel on which she bakes up all sorts of offbeat confectionery delights. In her…

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Maripier Morin makes it happen for Motrin campaign

How do the hockey wives handle the pressures of every day life? If Maripier Morin, wife of Utica Comet’s Brandon Prust is asked, she’s likely to refer to the hashtag for her latest Motrin campaign:…

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Kin turns the lens on South Asian Creators

In the world of digital where content fodder seems infinite, women’s lifestyle network Kin Community looks to differentiate itself as a entity with a sharp focus. To that end, the Canadian arm of the LA-based…

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Kin Community Continues Canadian Expansion Through Lifestyle Vlogger Rachhloves

Moreso than other multi-channel networks, Kin Community has focused a lot of its growth efforts north of the border, and it has now furthered its Canadian presence by joining forces with one of the country’s…

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Rachel Cooper heads to Kin Community Canada

YouTuber Rachel Cooper, also known as RachhLoves, has joined MCN Kin Community Canada, moving over from her previous MCN home at StyleHaul. The beauty and lifestyle vlogger, who resides in Canada, currently has more than…

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Online video grows up

Despite celebrating its 10th birthday this year, YouTube is, in the grand scheme of advertising platforms, still a relatively young outlet – just heading into the tweens. Much like real-life tweens, grown-ups often have a…

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Brands step into the Kin Community Canada mix

Kin Community Canada and Corus Entertainment have announced the first brand partners for the Canadian arm of the U.S.-based MCN. Folding into the creator space are Batiste Dry Shampoo, Mark Anthony’s Palm Bay coolers and…

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Kin Community, Corus Launch Branded Campaigns Featuring Canadian, American YouTube Stars

Kin Community Canada and Corus Entertainment are working hard to bring new branded content to online video fans. The two companies have partnered with various Canadian YouTube creators to launch three new campaigns starting on…

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Kin Community Canada Announces Campaigns For Fries, Liquor, and Dry Shampoo

Kin Community Canada’s partnership with Corus Entertainment is paying off big with an avalanche of new sponsored campaigns for top creators. On May 13th Kin creators Theodore Leaf, Alexandra Garza, and Carah Furry kicked off…

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Kin Canada signs W Network stars

Kin Community Canada has signed two Corus Entertainment broadcast talents to be the faces of two new channels in its W Network stars Maripier Morin (Hockey Wives) and Cherryl Torrenueva (Game of Homes) have signed…

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Hockey Wives TV Show Scores Spin-off Series Online, Second Season of Television Programming

The success of the W Network specialty service series extends beyond TV, and producers note its strong social media following online. That success, in turn, has triggered two Web series, with one of the Wives…

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Corus and Kin Community seek to lure TV viewers to YouTube

W Network stars Maripier Morin (Hockey Wives) and Cherryl Torrenueva (Game of Homes) have signed on as the faces and voices of Kin Community Canada’s new YouTube channels, Pardon My French and Simply Cher Cher.…

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LaurDIY joins Kin Community

LaurDIY, a YouTube channel run by and starring Toronto-based fashion vlogger and DIY guru Lauren Riihimaki, has joined Kin Community, the multi-channel network announced Tuesday. With the channel’s 1.34 million YouTube subscribers and 4.3 million…

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Kin expands team in Canada, preps new series (exclusive)

Kin Community has made a key hire in Canada as the MCN moves to develop new series and arrange brand partnerships in collaboration with recent investor Corus Entertainment. Rick Matthews joined Kin Community Canada last…

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KIN CEO Michael Wayne talks Corus investment

Before last month, digital content network KIN hadn’t raised money since 2008 — around the time the U.S. economy imploded. After that, co-founders of the Santa Monica-based startup decided to focus on developing their business…

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Leveraging YouTube, Kin Community Aims for Longterm Independent Success

While a number of YouTube multichannel networks (MCNs) have made lucrative exits recently, Kin Community, an MCN/female-focused lifestyle network, is instead aiming for long-term independent success, CEO and co-founder Michael Wayne explained to me.

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Corus Entertainment Announces Strategic Partnership with Leading Multichannel Network for Women’s Lifestyle on YouTube, KIN Community

TORONTO, Sept. 18, 2014 /CNW/ – Earlier today, it was announced that Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) has led a Series C round of funding in the Santa Monica-based lifestyle digital media company, KIN.

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Canada’s Corus Entertainment Leads $12M Round in Kin (Formerly Deca)

Kin, the digital media company and multi-channel network operator formerly known as Deca, has raised $12 million in a Series C financing round led by Canadian broadcaster Corus Entertainment. The new capital will be used…

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