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Media Heavies Invest in Kid-Vid Start-up 'Pocketwatch'

  • Variety, Wednesday, March 22, 2017 11:17 AM

Pocketwatch aims to produce, acquire and distribute content for kids 2-11 across multiple platforms. A $6 million round of  funding was led by Allen DeBevoise’s Third Wave Digital with participation from investors including CBS chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves; film producer Jon Landau; UTA; Robert Downey Jr.’s Downey Ventures; Chris Jacquemin, WME partner and head of digital media; and Defy Media CEO Matt Diamond.

Pocketwatch is led by founder and CEO  Chris Williams,, former chief audience officer at Maker Studios and GM of Disney Online Originals. Execs include chief content officer Albie Hecht, former head of Nickelodeon and HLN; and chief strategy officer Jon Moonves, an entertainment lawyer and brother of Leslie.



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