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Sam Barcroft

Barcroft Studios
Sam Barcroft is THE expert for building fan communities. He knows how factual content online can be monetised. He is the founder and the CEO of Barcroft Studios. His productions can be seen in big TV channels as well as on YouTube, Facebook Watch, Netflix, Snapchat and across 30 international digital platforms. Formerly a news photojournalist and photo editor, Sam has a deep understanding of the global media industry from the ground up. He launched Barcroft Media in 2003, which focused on producing agenda-setting news stories from around the world. Having built a successful content agency, Sam moved his focus to television, launching Barcroft Studios . Sam has grown Barcroft Studios’ (formerly known as Barcroft Media) channel Barcroft TV into one of the world’s most popular online factual channels, with 6.7 million subscribers and 4bn views on YouTube to date. Barcroft’s unique understanding of digital audiences meant they were the first British producer to get an original commission from Facebook Watch Originals, and were also one of the first in the UK to get a series order from Netflix unscripted.

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, November 19

2:00pm CET