• My Damn Channel's Rob Barnett: "We're seeing the 'cable-iziation' of the Internet" [VIDEO]

    At the NATPE conference in Miami Beach last week I did a series of short one-on-one video interviews, which I'll be posting to VideoNuze over the next couple of weeks.

    First up is Rob Barnett, CEO of My Damn Channel, which announced its new "My Damn Channel Comedy Network" at NATPE. In the interview, Rob talks about My Damn Channel's positioning and how the new comedy network differentiates itself. He delves into how he sees bigger online video properties emerging in the same way as happened in cable TV.  Other topics Rob discusses:

    - More than 30% of the company's videos are now viewed on mobile devices and durations are being mainly kept to 2-3 minutes max as a result.

    - Why My Damn Channel continues to focus on the series format, rather than one-off comedic clips.

    - The important role of the "human element" in curating how creative work gets noticed and promoted.

    - Brand extensions and the importance of entrepreneurs doing one thing right before moving on to others.