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AwesomenessTV CEO and founder Brian Robbins leaves video company

AwesomenessTV CEO and founder Brian Robbins leaves video company

Brian Robbins, the co-founder and chief executive of teen-focused online video network AwesomenessTV, is leaving the company after five years, he told staff Wednesday. 

Robbins did not cite a reason for his exit, but his departure comes six months after parent company DreamWorks Animation was acquired by Comcast Corp.’s NBCUniversal for $3.8 billion. Awesomeness TV President Brett Boutier is now set to lead the firm. 

AwesomenessTV, based in Los Angeles, was founded as a YouTube network in 2012 focused on a youthful audience and was acquired by DreamWorks in 2013 for $33 million. 

The company has grown fast, expanding into film and TV production, as well...

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