Update: This is a very old article and video so I have revised this posting. 

Not all of the information in this video is accurate. For example, it doesn’t cost $1 million+ to start an MCN anymore as the costs of operation have been greatly reduced by the introduction of automation software designed for MCN management.

If you want assistance with starting a YouTube MCN you should see my page http://www.startyourownmcn.com/ for a list of consultation services I can provide, or alternatively purchase my comprehensive book.

I get asked quite frequently how someone starts a YouTube MCN (multi-channel network) but last week I was asked to put together a presentation about the business for an upcoming speaking engagement. I decided to make a video from the presentation and upload it to the net; mostly so I now have something to point people to when they email me about the subject.



Carey Martell is the President of Martell Broadcasting Systems, Inc. He is also the founder of the Power Up TV multi-channel network (acquired by Thunder Digital Media in January 2015). Carey formerly served as the Vice President of Thunder TV, the internet television division of Thunder Digital Media. In the past he has also been the Director of Alumni Membership for Tech Ranch Austin as well as the event organizer for the Austin YouTube Partner monthly meetups. Prior to his role at MBS, Inc. and his career as a video game developer and journalist, Carey served in the US Army for 5 years, including one tour of duty during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Carey is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Carey also moonlights as the host of The RPG Fanatic Show, an internet television show on YouTube which has accumulated over 3.7 million views.