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TMCNet:  Fullscreen Acquires Supernova to Help Drive Mobile Video Innovation

[January 15, 2014]

Fullscreen Acquires Supernova to Help Drive Mobile Video Innovation

CULVER CITY, Calif. & VENICE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Fullscreen, Inc., a new media company that powers the creation and sharing of content for the connected generation, today announced that it has acquired Supernova (formerly known as Viddy), the mobile social app development company. With this acquisition, Fullscreen adds a strong suite of products, a highly scalable infrastructure and an extremely passionate, talented and driven team. Supernova's relentless focus on video, the consumer and building a team of top technology talent resulted in the creation of popular apps such as Viddy, Clique and Epic that have led to simple, connected, and powerful storytelling by consumers.


Fullscreen Invests in Innovation

Supernova's core product and engineering team is known for pioneering mobile and social video experiences. Their expertise will strengthen Fullscreen's position in the marketplace during this next evolution of growth and give Fullscreen's online creators even more powerful tools and distribution. The addition of Supernova's award-winning products and scalable infrastructure also serves to bolster the company's offerings to talent and brands. Fullscreen will continue to drive innovation with great products that support storytelling for the connected generation and beyond.

"Our mission continues to be helping people create and share amazing content using elegant technology," said JJ Aguhob, Co-founder & CEO of Supernova. "Together with Fullscreen, we will create mobile video products that millions of users enjoy. We are thrilled to turn our attention toward serving and exciting the thousands of creators in Fullscreen's global network."

"More than 40 percent of Fullscreen's total viewership comes from mobile devices, which is up from less than 10 percent just two years ago," said George Strompolos, Founder and CEO of Fullscreen. "With the acquisition of Supernova, we are well-positioned to capitalize on this major shift in consumer behavior through rich mobile video content experiences. Perhaps most importantly, the Supernova team shares our vision to empower the connected generation of creators. We could not be more excited."

About Fullscreen

Fullscreen is a new media company that powers the creation and sharing of content for the connected generation. Using innovative technology products and premium services, we help to empower content creators and the world's leading brands to create, entertain and engage audiences via the visual medium. Fullscreen's global network generates more than 3 billion monthly video views and reaches over 300 million subscribers. Headquartered in Culver City, California, Fullscreen was founded in January 2011 by CEO George Strompolos, a co-creator of the YouTube (News - Alert) Partner Program. Fullscreen's network includes top creative talent, including: The Fine Brothers, filmmaker Devin Super Tramp, millennial personality Lohanthony and recording artist Lindsey Stirling.


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