MTV veteran Andy Schuon has teamed with a number of longtime television, radio and digital-media executives to form Every Day Networks. Backed co-founder and board chairman Gary Veloric, Every Day Networks is a vertically integrated media company focused on over-the-top digital brands.
The company, headquartered in Los Angeles and with offices in Europe, launches with an initial portfolio of channel brands that includes Fuel TV, which was recently acquired from Fox, as well as PlanesTrains+Automobiles and Business Rockstars.
“We believe Every Day Networks is what a successful media company looks like in the 21st century,” said Schuon, co-founder and CEO. “We’re set up with great brands and a great team to follow the audience as they migrate to new viewing platforms that enable an entirely new commercial model for our industry.”
Schuon previously served as president of CBS Radio and as head of programming at MTV and VH1. He most recently collaborated with Sean Combs on the launch of cable channel Revolt.
Among Schuon’s initial executive team are former Tribune Company chief digital officer Don Meek, who will serve as chief operating officer; Fuel TV founder CJ Olivares as chief content officer; and former Fox Networks Group executive Austin Wignall as head of audience development.
“The breadth of experience of Andy Schuon and his team is a perfect match to create a transformational business model in this new era of television,” said Veloric, co-founder of specialty finance company JG Wentworth. Every Day Networks plans to expand distribution of its initial brands globally through OTT expansion, while seeking out additional brands for acquisition.