Disney Buying YouTube Net Maker Studios

Walt Disney Co. is buying Maker Studios, the digital media company behind YouTube successes such as Epic Rap Battles of History and PewDiePie. Disney will pay $500 million to Maker shareholders. Maker Studios has about 55,000 YouTube channels with 380 million subscribers and 5.5 billion views per month.

Time Warner Invests In YouTube Creator

Time Warner is leading a $40 million round of financing for Maker Studios, a startup that specializes in creating and distributing clips for YouTube.