Fandom Buys 'Screen Junkies' From Defy Media

The digital entertainment brand Fandom has acquired the well-known YouTube channel Screen Junkies from Defy Media.

Screen Junkies counts more than eight million subscribers and two billion video views across its channels, including those for the “Honest Trailers” franchise, which remixes movie trailers in humorous ways.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The acquisition gives Fandom a significant presence on YouTube, a platform where it currently has only a small audience. Defy Media, meanwhile is able to secure some revenue in a year where it has had to lay off staff and sunset some of its business, including a programmatic ad platform and a licensing business.

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