the surface, it’s been a huge year for Youtube and its string of
premium content providers. The website is becoming bigger, and has
recently acquired startup Epoxy
to help developers and distributors get their work on the site faster
and more frequently. In addition to the rise in Youtube developers like Maker Studios and Machinima, new premium channels are popping up left and right — fashion and lifestyle network StyleHaul netted $4.4. million in Series A funding this February, and Demand Media’s newcomer Tastemade plans to do the same for food.