New Web Firm Building Celebrity Networks

An under-the-radar media company led by former ABC exec Lloyd Braun called Whalerock Industries could become a threat to the entertainment establishment. Following the cut-out-the-middleman model pioneered by Glenn Beck, who left Fox News in 2011 to start his own subscription-based Internet television channel, Whalerock has made deals to create similar personal networks for some big names: the Kardashian sisters, Howard Stern and the rap star Tyler, the Creator.

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