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PewDiePie could leave Maker Studios, start own Youtube network

PewDiePie, perhaps the world's most well known and certainly the most well subscribed Youtuber and Let's Player, is currently signed to the Disney owned, Maker Studios, in a deal that's likely worth a lot of money to the Swedish born gamer. However his contract with the promotional company is up this December, leaving him with the potential to jump ship. In a recent interview with Icon Magazine, he hinted at starting his own Youtube collective, to help promote his own content and that of his friends.

“The fact that Disney bought Maker Studios doesn’t really change anything for me. If I ask for help, they reply, but that’s all the contact we have. We’ll see what happens,” said PewDiePie, who's real name is Felix Kjelberg, referencing the recent $950 million deal that saw Disney take over control of the Youtuber founded Maker.


When asked by the magazine about rumours that he might start his own personal network, he was quite coy, stating that he didn't want to say much about it. However, he did let slip that he was: “in touch with a couple of people who I think would be so right for this.”

As The Guardian points out, it's not unlike Kjelberg to change his representation, as he was previously signed to Machinima before Maker Studios. While both of these entities have huge viewer numbers and industry clout though, Kjelberg's following has grown so massive as to eclipse almost anything on the video sharing site. With over 31 million subscribers of his own, Kjelberg has enough support from the public to easily make a go of it by himself and with that sort of platform, the promotion of others should be simple also.

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  1. And with this he will pretty much kill all other networks, or maybe even slurp them up into his own xD Only the future knows the destiny of Youtube ;P

  2. Never heard of him? Console guy I assume.

    He has already lost his objectivity so does it matter what corporation he works for.

  3. http://youtu.be/nfWlot6h_JM?t=44s

  4. Serious??

  5. If you haven’t heard of PewDiePie, you can’t call yourself a gamer, he was the one who properly started the whole “Let’s Play” scene.

  6. HAHAHA what? Please don’t tell me you typed that with a straight face Bilbo

  7. lol
    wow that troll bilbo

  8. Irishgamer Gamer

    Checked him out. Wasn’t missing much. Why would you want to watch him playing a game?
    Crazy. He looks like a console player. (Sounds like an ass to me, stupid jabberings with odd accent)

    i.e. Not a proper gamer

  9. Please name a famous let’s player who did series with a goal in mind to complete the game before him.

  10. I don’t care about that it’s the “If you haven’t heard of pewdiepie you can’t call yourself a gamer” I just can’t it’s too cringeworthy

  11. You can’t call yourself a gamer if you think Pew started the whole LP scene. Must have never heard of Rock Paper Shotgun.

  12. I was a gamer long before PewDiePie did his thing and I’ll be a gamer after he stops… you know what makes a gamer a gamer? PLAYING FUCKING GAMES!

    He’s a fake-screaming attention seeker that 12yr old kids think is funny because he uses rape jokes… I only found out about him because of Youtube’s horrible recommendation algorithm.

    He the bloody Bieber of gaming: annoying & screams in a high-pitch voice.

  13. Uhh no, he absolutely did NOT start the Lets play thing. Its a stupid any way and not something I would want to take credit for. Pre recorded “lets play” videos are completely stupid anyway. I would much rather watch something that isnt edited to be perfect. Ill take a live game stream ove that crap any day.

  14. how about me? was doing it with live streams back when it was first possible wit hXfire

  15. He is a PC gamer. Videos are pretty funny but not for everyone.

  16. PewDiePie IS NOT a true GAMER. He makes stupidity look stupid. He is just a part of this whole world being and staying DUMB. I have been a gamer for over 20 years (started with Atari) and this guy is a complete idiot, maybe not in his personal life, but on camera he’s an idiot.

  17. http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/

  18. i don’t know him..