With a staff of 15 in its Montreal headquarters and a network of freelances , WatchMojo, an information and entertainment channel on YouTube, known for its “ten best” lists, is generating 130 million monthly views with 3 million subscribers. This scale puts it in the top 10 ranking of most viewed YouTube channelS worldwide, according to this published study.
Unlike some of the big Web studios on YouTube which are networks of content creators organized as MCN’s, WatchMojo produces and owns its content. Previously a content syndicator which relied on licensing arrangements, the studio is now monetized via its revenue sharing arrangement with YouTube, explains Ashkan Karbasfrooshan, CEO, in this interview with Beet.TV
The company. launched in 2006, has not received outside funding.
We interviewed him earlier this month in Manhattan at a conference organized by LUMA Partners.