5 Questions: “We suffered from aimless and poor leadership under Defy,” Ian Hecox tells TheWrap
After parent company Defy abruptly closed its doors last November, the YouTube sketch-comedy channel Smosh spent three long months abandoned and in search of a buyer — until the online comedy duo Rhett & Link’s Mythical Entertainment acquired the company last month for around $10 million.
“We were very much in the market for a diversification opportunity like Smosh,” said Brian Flanagan, Mythical Entertainment’s chief operating officer, adding that Mythical reached out the day they learned of Defy’s collapse. “We knew it would take years to build something of similar scale, even with millions in investment.”
According to co-founder Ian Hecox, things at Smosh were uneasy even before it was ...
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