As I spent the last nine years at Nat Geo, I am a big believer in the evergreen nature and global appeal of factual content. I believe WatchMojo has done a great job building a next generation company that entertains with substance.
Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) July 09, 2012
WatchMojo announced today that Edward M. Prince Jr., Senior Advisor to the National Geographic Society, has joined the company as an advisor. Previously, Mr. Prince served as President of National Geographic Ventures at National Geographic Society, and COO of Global Media at National Geographic Society. Mr. Prince holds degrees from Yale and Duke University, and, before his roles at National Geographic Society, he was Senior Vice President at AOL.
WatchMojo has emerged as a leader in the factual video content sector, with a library of 7,500 videos on the people, places and trends that have shaped history. The company’s pop culture and infotainment videos are distributed widely online, in mobile, through out-of-home networks, in the living room as well as in academia. WatchMojo reaches a combined 75 million consumers across all platforms and in all markets. The company was founded in 2006.
“As I spent the last nine years at Nat Geo, I am a big believer in the evergreen nature and global appeal of factual content. I believe WatchMojo has done a great job building a next generation company that entertains with substance”, explains Mr. Prince.
As Chief Operating Officer for National Geographic Global Media, Mr. Prince focused on global operations and the digital growth of the group’s media entities, from magazines, movies and music, to books, television and digital media.
“Inexpensive content is key to future media success,” continues Mr. Prince. “WatchMojo has been able to develop a model and framework to create high-quality video content at scale at one-tenth of the cost of its online media peer group, and one-hundredth of the cable industry.”
“The addition of Mr. Prince as an advisor to WatchMojo is further validation of our team’s vision, execution, creativity and ingenuity,” states WatchMojo CEO Ashkan Karbasfrooshan, who founded the company in 2006 after News Corp. acquired his last company AskMen.
WatchMojo informs and entertains through video by covering the people, places and trends that have shaped history. The company’s short-form factual infotainment programming answers questions on Who, What, Where, When and Why across thousands of topics in Automotive, Business, Comedy, Education, Fashion, Film, Food, Health & Fitness, History, How To, Lifestyle, Music, Politics, Science, Space, Sports, Urban Living, Technology, Travel and Video Games.
By providing videos to the world’s largest media companies and academic organizations, WatchMojo is a leading producer of professionally-produced, premium, brand-safe, evergreen, videos. The company’s catalog of seven thousand videos has generated 900 million video views online and billions more in out-of-home digital networks.
Digiday picked WatchMojo as one of three finalists, alongside CBS and HBO, in the Best Entertainment category at the Digiday Video Awards. Marketing Magazine named WatchMojo one of Canada’s Digital Media Companies to Watch in its September 2011 issue. Ernst & Young nominated Ashkan Karbasfrooshan for Entrepreneur of the Year in its 2012 media category.
Learn more on http://www.WatchMojo.com