Exclusive: An interview with host Megan Batoon about DanceOn's go90 show, 'The Feed'
Verizon's go90 OTT platform is off to a big start. They've been investing in strategic partnerships with some of the biggest influencers to bring exclusive content to their streaming service. Today, in an exclusive to Found Remote, DanceOn (an entertainment company celebrating music and dance cofounded by Madonna) is announcing their newest show on go90, "The Feed," starring digital influencer Megan Batoon (who has nearly 28 million YouTube views).
As the host of the series Batoon will highlight the best and worst online viral dance videos with topics like "Best Choreography" to "Total Cuteness Overload." This show's format will play as a "Top 5" list to keep viewers up to date on the latest trends. There will be eight episodes that will each be 5-7 minutes long. The show is executive produced by Dana Drake and Paige Mueller.
Found Remote interviewed Batoon about her new show and becoming a digital influencer.
Found Remote: When did you realize you made it as an influencer?
Megan Batoon: I truly understood it when I would see in person or through social media that people went out and got the lipstick I was wearing, or post dance covers of my choreography online. A lot of times I still can't believe it. Seeing that something I did or said could affect people in such a positive way that I have yet to meet from around the world proved I could change people's lives is mind blowing. Knowing I was able to put a smile on someone in Australia's face from watching a video of me in my apartment is mind blowing and only makes me want to keep doing what I do. Realizing my thoughts and work can reach farther than I ever imagined is unreal and I could not be more thankful.
FR: The Feed is launching in go90 an internet platform from a very traditional media company (Verizon), what's it like being one of the first shows on this new experimental platform?
MB: It's one of the most exciting jumps in media. Everything has found an eternal home online where anyone can access it at anytime at the touch of a button. I'm honored to be a part of this new world where we can be the front runners of giving people what they want, when they want.
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