Maker is a talent first, technology-driven media company.

Entertainment is changing. Millennials are living a mobile, social, on-demand life. Maker is the #1 producer and distributor of online video to this diverse, tech-savvy group attracting 6.5 billion+ monthly views and 450 million+ subscribers.

Home to online video’s top digital stars, channels and content, Maker is dedicated to developing talent, creating premium programming, and building lasting brands with engaged audiences.

Our Story

In 2006, Lisa Donovan started the channel LisaNova and soon after Ben Donovan and Dan Zappin helped Lisa grow the channel into one of the most viewed and highly respected destinations on YouTube -- becoming one of the first channels partnered on the platform.

In 2009, Lisa, Ben and Dan joined forces with other established online content creators including ShayCarl and KassemG to form Maker. The group pooled their resources and drove audiences to Maker's first channel The Station, to collaborate and operate with a talent-first mindset.

What began as friends with a vision quickly grew to several sound stages, editing suites, millions of subscribers and billions of views.


Maker has a world-class leadership team with deep experience across media, entertainment and technology.




The latest edition of Comscore‘s monthly online video report has arrived, and for the first time in years, VEVO has been unseated from the number one spot in the network rankings. Instead, it was Maker Studios that had the most unique US viewers in August, scoring more than 45 million of them in total.

Just For Laughs, Maker Launch Channel Featuring Top Comedians


Just for Laughs is partnering with Maker Studios to launch a YouTube channel later today featuring never-before-seen stand-up performances from comedians including Dave Chappelle, Louis CK, Chris Rock Jon Stewart and Tracy Morgan.


The New York Times

“A relic of a bygone time.” “The uncoolest show on TV.” “Inexplicably never-ending, like a Cher farewell tour.” Critics and bloggers can beat it up all they want. If “America’s Funniest Home Videos” has proved anything over the decades, it is this: It will get the last laugh.

Erin McPherson Talks Maker at B&C Next TV Summit

multichannel news

Erin McPherson, chief content officer of Maker Studios, described the outfit as a “next-generation media company that “wants to be the world’s doorstep for creators and creativity.”

Makers’ Ynon Kreiz Set for Mipcom Keynote


BIARRITZ– Ynon Kreiz, the CEO of Maker Studios, is set to deliver a keynote as part of the Media Mastermind Keynote Series hosted during Mipcom.

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