Ellen DeGeneres will launch a new digital network with an initial production slate of six original shows, it was announced Wednesday at the 2016 Digital Content NewFronts.
The Ellen Digital Network will curate all aspects of the Ellen DeGeneres brand combined with original programming and user-generated content.
The Ellen Digital Network has also signed a content development deal with social media superstar Tyler Oakley, with DeGeneres and Oakley set to collaborate on a range of original digital projects with an aim toward developing projects for television as well.
In addition to the content partnership with Oakley, the inaugural Ellen Digital Network programming slate will feature the following: an original “Damn, Daniel” series for Snapchat; “Ellen’s Pet Dish,” an animated series featuring Ellen’s pets; the return of 4-year-old viral sensation Brielle; new episodes of “Dance Challenge” featuring famed choreographers Stephen “tWitch” Boss and his wife, Allison Holker of “Dancing with the Stars;” “#MadeByYou,” featuring the best user-generated content from ellentube; and popular Ellen Show game “Epic or Fail.”
“I’m so excited for the Ellen Digital Network,” DeGeneres said. “I’ll get to showcase amazing talents like Tyler Oakley and tWitch. Plus, I’ll finally prove to the world that my pets can speak in human voices.”