Shout! Factory announces acquisition of popular entertainment apps


Los AngelesVideo Time Machine, Political Time Machine and Holiday Time Machine from Original Victories, Inc. for undisclosed terms. In this deal, Shout! Factory, in partnership with entertainment industry veteran Fred Seibert, now owns all rights to these three popular entertainment apps. The announcement was made by Shout! Factory’s founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos; and its VTM venture partner Fred Seibert, president and executive producer of Frederator Studios.

Created by Justin Johnson, Matt Capucilli and Delbert Dean Shoopman III, Video Time Machine enables users to embark on a nostalgic multimedia trip back in time through over 25,000 curated videos dating back more than a century. With a simple, easy-to-navigate interface, users can discover and enjoy a variety of multimedia video collections by selecting a year of origin and genre category. Categories include movies, music, television, news, sports, games and advertisements.

Political Time Machine features over 2,500 political videos spanning 100 years, allowing users to watch candidate speeches from different years in their careers, along with other politically themed clips.  With Holiday Time Machine, holiday themed television content, commercials, music and animation are featured in a collection of hand-picked videos from past decades. Videos can easily be shared via Time Machine’s social media integration.

“This acquisition brings together two popular entertainment brands that complement each other in many ways. As we continue to expand our footprint in sharing our pop culture faves across all major entertainment platforms, this is a dynamic business opportunity and positions us well to provide unique entertainment experience at a time of exciting change in the entertainment industry,” stated Shout! Factory’s founders and Fred Seibert in a joint statement.

Video Time Machine, Political Time Machine and Holiday Time Machine are universal apps that run on the iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone mobile devices. Shout! Factory will continually update these three existing apps with new content and plans to develop additional apps based on the same successful platform, as well as an application that supports both Android and iOS platforms. Shout! Factory will release new versions of the app on a regular basis. In-depth news on the first new app will be announced in forthcoming months.

To download Video Time Machine, Political Time Machine and Holiday Time Machine iOS application, please go here:

Video Time Machine

Political Time Machine

Holiday Time Machine

>About Frederator Studios

Frederator Studiosmakes cartoons and creates media networks. The company has produced over 200 shorts and 15 series, including The Fairly OddParents and Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! for Nickelodeon and Adventure Time for Cartoon Network. They created the first online animation network, Channel Frederator, and are launching Cartoon Hangover as one of YouTube’s premium content partners. The social network tumblr was incubated at Frederator/NY and executive producer Fred Seibert sits on their board of directors.

About Shout! Factory

Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras.  Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations.  In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America.  Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records and HighTone Records. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention.  Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit

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