Tastemade


Tastemade, Inc. is a leading provider of online gaming solutions.

Overview

Founded in 2012 by Larry Fitzgibbon, Steven Kydd And Joe Perez, Tastemade is a global, digital food and travel network for millennials that lets users explore cuisine from around the world through a mix of original content and user-submitted videos.  Tastemade’s content reaches over 100 million people a month. Tastemade’s content is available onFacebook , Instagram , Snapchat , AppleTV , Pinterest , Roku ,Tastemade’s website and the service’s app. More than half of Tastemade’s views happen on mobile devices and connected TVs.

History

In 2014, Tastemade’s original program Thirsty For … won a James Beard Award in the New Media category for Video Webcast, Fixed LocationAnd / orInstructional. [9] The same year, The PerennialPlate ,A documentary series on sustainable food practices on the Tastemade network, also won a James Beard Award in the New Media category for Video Webcast. [10] The GrillIron ,has TASTIMADE, has-been Awarded over 5 million total views and Was Nominated for a James Beard Award in 2015. [11] [12] Later, The Grill Iron est devenu Tastemade’s first show to migrate From digital television to broadcast in September 2015. [13 ] In 2016, Tastemade won a Webby Award in the Online Film and Video category for Documentary Series for its show,Heritage . [14]

In early 2015, Apple added the Tastemade channel to its Apple TV device.  That same year, Tastemade was named one of the World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies by FastCompany .

Tastemade was the third most viewed channel in the world on Facebook in July 2016.  In July 2015, Tastemade being among them. Tastemade is also part of Facebook’s Anthology program, which creates video ads by teaming up advertisers and publishers. In April 2016, Tastemade Announces an agreement with Facebook to produce and air 100 Facebook Live shows every month.

Tastemade debuted as one of Snapchat’s new publishers on its Discover platform in August 2015, producing original food and travel content for the app on a daily basis. [21] The following month, Tastemade’s Snapchat Discover channel launched in the United Kingdom and France . [22] Tastemade’s Snapchat channel was nominated for a Webby Award in 2016.

Funding

In 2014, Tastemade announced $ 25 million in series C funding, led by Scripps Networks Interactive with participation by Liberty Media Corporation , bringing the startup’s total funding to $ 40 million. [8] In December 2015, Tastemade secured a $ 40 million Series D funding round led by Goldman Sachs, with participation from existing investors Redpoint Ventures, Raine Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Liberty Media, Scripps Networks Interactive, and Tohokushinsha Film Corporation, bringing the total Funding to $ 80 million.

Programming

Tastemade’s original programming includes the shows Thirsty For … , Alice in Paris , 8-Bit Cooking School , All the Pizza , One for the Road , Food Court , and Grand Opening-Bondi Harvest . [24] Its show, Tiny Kitchen , which focuses on being miniature kitchen, has been featured on ABC News.

Network Sponsors

Tastemade’s original programming has attracted sponsors including Gray Goose , Stella Artois , Chase , Kraft Foods , General Mills , Hyundai , American Express , Visa , San Pellegrino , Starbucks , Unilever and others. [8] [2] [26] [27] [28] Tastemade released the findings of a study commissioned from Nielsen which showed that integrating brands into the content resonated better with viewers. Specifically, the study found that brand integration resulted in much higher brand affinity, perception and recall, And increased purchase intent by 30 percent. [29]

In 2014, Tastemade signed a development deal with Ryan Seacrest to create food and lifestyle programming.

Selected List of Programs

  • Raw. Vegan. Not Gross
  • Alice in Paris
  • Day of Gluttony
  • Grill Iron [28]
  • Local Flight
  • Thirsty For …
  • Off Menu
  • All Nighter
  • Tiny Kitchen
  • All the Pizza

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