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Next New Networks Buys “Obama Girl” Creator BarelyPolitical
/ October 17, 2007 12:45 pm

New York – Next New Networks, a developer of niche online TV networks for targeted communities, announced on Wednesday that it has acquired, the political satire site responsible for the "Obama Girl" viral videos.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

BarelyPolitical, which launched in June, says its videos have been viewed on the Internet and television more than 100 million times.

The site will now feature multiple regularly scheduled shows, including frequent reports from its videobloggers and correspondents.

"With BarelyPolitical, we've added a team that can grow our reach to a very important audience — one that likes their politics with a healthy serving of humor — timed perfectly with the upcoming 2008 election season," said Herb Scannell, co-founder and CEO of Next New Networks.


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