SideReel was founded in 2007 in San Francisco as a place to find and watch the shows people love online. It was extremely popular with the 18-25 year old demographic and was acquired by Rovi Corporation in 2011 as a complementary property to Rovi’s existing entertainment sites AllMusic, AllMovie, and AllGame. Since then, SideReel and the others have grown in popularity and scope and have added countless personalization and search functions. The group also added Celebified, a site for celebrity news and interviews, to the mix in 2012.
Rovi’s focus on the consumer-facing ventures changed over the past two years, and all of the original founders of SideReel, several Rovi insiders, and Ackrell Capital investor Mike Ackrell felt that there was an opportunity to liberate and unite all of the properties into one powerful entertainment discovery network, All Media Network. Laura Murphy, former consumer web director for Rovi, came over to All Media Network as President.
“As more content becomes available across platforms it’s important that people have a trusted, centralized source for discovery,” said Laura Murphy. “We’re excited to roll out new features and maximize the experience for users and advertisers as an independent, nimble network moving forward.”
“Media consumers need a simple way to find and access great content across the many platforms available today. It’s a massive opportunity and no one has seized it,” said Ackrell Capital’s Mike Ackrell. “All Media Network is well positioned to perfect digital discovery and I’m thrilled to be a part of the team.”
All Media Network provides resources for finding out more about the entertainment you love from these destination properties:
- SideReel – Allows TV fans to find and track all of their favorite shows in one place.
- AllMusic – The world’s most in-depth resource for news, reviews and information about albums, bands, musicians and songs.
- AllMovie – Get news, reviews, smart recommendations, and other info about movies, actors and filmmakers.
- Celebified – Visit Celebified for news, photos, and A-list interviews with the actors, musicians, bands and celebrities you love.
- AllGame – An in-depth resource for video game info and reviews from today and yesteryear.
About All Media Network
All Media Network, LLC connects today’s digital audience with the best music, movies, TV, and games. With over 17 million monthly unique users and 118 million monthly page views across five web sites, All Media Network provides the most complete and pervasive consumer entertainment guide available anywhere. All Media Network is based in San Francisco. For more information please visit www.allmedianetwork.com.
All Media Network
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