Channel Frederator Network

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Channel Frederator Network
IndustryMedia, Technology and Entertainment
PredecessorFrederator Studios and Next New Networks
FoundedNovember 2012; 7 years ago (2012-11)
FounderFred Seibert
United States
Number of locations
Burbank, California
Key people
  • Jeremy Rosen (Programming & Product)
  • Carrie Miller (Programming & Production)
  • Kenneth Ash (Network Director)[1]
  • Nate Olson (Marketing & Licensing)
  • Fred Pustay (Finance & E-commerce)
  • Channel Frederator
  • Fredbot
Revenue70% (creator)
30% (network)

The Channel Frederator Network is an American animation Multi-Channel Network (MCN) founded by Fred Seibert and managed by Frederator Networks.[2]

In 2012, Frederator Studios began producing television-quality cartoons for the Internet as part of the $100 Million YouTube Original Channel Initiative, and has since produced two successful series and many successful shorts for its YouTube Channel Cartoon Hangover, including Pendleton Ward's Bravest Warriors and Natasha Allegri's Bee and PuppyCat.[3] As of September 2014, Channel Frederator Network has generated more than one billion views, and averages more than 60 million video views a month, across its network of more than 700 channels.[4][5]

Among its leading channels are 5-Minute Crafts, Jaiden Animations, Domics, FilmCow, Cartoon Hangover, and Simon's Cat.[6] Once part of the network, Channel Frederator handles all advertising and distribution for its channels on YouTube, promoting the show and its licensed merchandise; the network also provides on-demand consulting, and weekly events for open to all network members.[7]

Channel Frederator originally launched as the "first cartoon video podcast" on November 2, 2005, distributing episodes through Apple's iTunes onto devices like the Apple iPod and the Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP).[8] According to the launch press release, Channel Frederator's weekly episodes "will contain several short form original and vintage cartoons submitted by producers from around the world, packaged into 10 to 15 minute episodes." Tumblr founder David Karp edited the first week's episodes,[9] created its first website,[10][11] and co-designed the channel logo.[12] The original format was three independently produced animated films separated by Adult Swim-like promos and Channel Frederator logos. Channel Frederator began distributing on the YouTube platform on February 23, 2007.[13]

Parent Company[edit]

Channel Frederator is a division of Frederator Networks, which itself is part of the media holding company Wow Unlimited Media. Frederator Networks was founded in 2012 by Frederator Studios founder Fred Seibert to build a media company that organizes and super serves specialized audiences with online video. In addition to Channel Frederator and Cartoon Hangover, Frederator Networks also operates Frederator Books, and Frederator Studios, which currently produces Castlevania for Netflix, among other television series, such as Butch Hartman's The Fairly OddParents for Nickelodeon, and Pendleton Ward's Adventure Time for Cartoon Network.


  1. ^ Magazine, Animation (13 September 2018). "Frederator Ups Kenneth Ash to Networks Director, Makes Key Hires". Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Simon's Cat Has a New Home at Channel Frederator Networks - VideoInk". VideoInk. Archived from the original on 2015-04-05. Retrieved 2014-03-28.
  3. ^ Todd Spangler. "YouTube Animation Network Frederator Pacts with Simon's Cat". Variety.
  4. ^ "'Simon's Cat' Joins Frederator Network". Animation World Network. Archived from the original on 2014-03-29. Retrieved 2014-03-28.
  5. ^ "Channel Frederator".
  6. ^ David Lieberman. "YouTube's Channel Frederator Network Pacts With 'Simon's Cat' - Deadline". Deadline.
  7. ^ "Simon's Cat joins animation MCN Frederator". 19 February 2014. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  8. ^ Frederator Studios (2 November 2005). "Channel Frederator Launches the First Cartoon Podcast". PR Newswire.
  9. ^ "Channel Frederator".
  10. ^ "Channel Frederator". Archived from the original on 2 November 2005.
  11. ^ "Frederator Studios Blogs - Channel Frederator Blog - David Karp from Davidville".
  12. ^ "Channel Frederator logo". Flickr - Photo Sharing!.
  13. ^ ChannelFrederator. YouTube.