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Brian Robbins steps down as AwesomenessTV CEO

The CEO of the L.A.-based AwesomenessTV, Brian Robbins is stepping down from his position Brett Bouttier, president of Awesomeness TV, will continue to lead the company, said Robbins in a memo to staff which ...
February 23, 2017

The CEO of the L.A.-based AwesomenessTV, Brian Robbins is stepping down from his position

Brett Bouttier, president of Awesomeness TV, will continue to lead the company, said Robbins in a memo to staff which was shared with realscreen. Bouttier been a partner with Robbins almost since the company’s inception,

Robbins, who directed the films Varsity Blues and Hardball and produced series such as One Tree Hill, started AwesomenessTV as a Youtube channel in 2012 with Joe Davola (In Living Color, MTV Networks). The channel has grown into a global brand focused on the Generation Z demographic.

The channel creates original programming across mobile and streaming services, web destinations and broadcast networks. It has produced series such as Royal Crush, Foursome and The Commute.

Robbins has not revealed his plans going forward.

AwesomnessTV is owned by Comcast, Hearst and Verizon.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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