Video content material creator Jellysmack has acquired the Regulation&Crime Community based by authorized analyst and TV host Dan Abrams.
Phrases of the deal weren’t disclosed, however the acquisition will convey Jellysmack a raft of video content material, which incorporates Regulation&Crime’s YouTube channel for stay trial footage and different true crime-related content material that has earned over 3 billion views and 5 million subscribers since launching in 2015.
Regulation&Crime Community’s founding crew, together with CEO Dan Abrams, Rachel Stockman as president and Andrew Eisbrouch, COO and basic counsel, will stay with the corporate. And the indie community will develop its manufacturing arm, Regulation&Crime Productions, a content material provider to Hulu, Netflix, HBO, A+E Networks, Discovery ID, Fox and others.
“I’m excited to hitch forces with a crew that has demonstrated unparalleled experience in maximizing the attain and influence of digital content material. Collectively, we are able to take the Regulation&Crime Community to new heights, reaching a world viewers that’s more and more hungry for fascinating authorized and true crime tales,” Abrams stated in an announcement on Tuesday.
For its half, Jellysmack will diversify its digital content material choices, together with on YouTube, because it expands its true crime video manufacturing and leisure output.
“This acquisition aligns seamlessly with our mission to supply high-quality content material that resonates with world audiences throughout platforms. Dan Abrams’ experience and his community’s spectacular monitor report in authorized and true crime storytelling make it an ideal match for Jellysmack and creates thrilling new synergies and alternatives for our creators,” Sean Atkins, Jellysmack president, stated in his personal assertion.
The content material creator, which makes use of proprietary synthetic intelligence instruments to drive content material and viewers development, has an present roster of true crime and thriller creators like Bailey Sarian, MrBallen, Kendall Rae and Christina Randall. Their video content material by way of Jellysmack reaches platforms like YouTube, TikTok, Fb, Snapchat, Spotify podcasts and an increasing array of free, ad-supported streaming channels.
The acquisition deal was negotiated for Regulation&Crime Community by Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, whereas Jellysmack was represented by Willkie Farr and Gallagher LLP.