My Damn Channel, an entertainment studio and distributor of premium, original programming with operations in New York and Los Angeles, has closed $4.4m in Series B financing.
The round was led by Intuitive Venture Partners, with additional participation from the company’s Series A investors including Okapi Venture Capital and Sunshine Wireless Company.
The new funds will enable the company to add sales and business development personnel.
My Damn Channel is run by Founder/CEO, Rob Barnett, who is a former programming and production executive at MTV, VH1 and CBS, and by Co-Founder/COO, Warren Chao, who held legal, financial and business development positions at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Intel Capital and TV Guide.
Since 2007, the company has built a scalable business model to monetize original, premium content on all digital platforms. Multiple revenue streams include display advertising, branded entertainment programming, production, and distribution, and licensing across all digital platforms.
My Damn Channel has produced, distributed and licensed thousands of original videos for brands, filmmakers, actors, musicians and comedians. It allows bands and artists to create content for the My Damn Channel website and for syndication on all digital platforms.
The company has launched some successful, original comedy series including Wainy Days, Easy to Assemble, Sparhusen, Horrible People, Pilot Season, cult phenomenon You Suck at Photoshop and videos by Harry Shearer.
In addition, My Damn Channel has created branded entertainment and guarantees audience delivery for partners like HBO, Puma, Trident Layers, Southern Comfort, IKEA, and Lincoln.