Next New Networks Acquires

Posted on November 8, 2007

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Herb Scannell's web video startup Next New Networks has acquired Barely Political. If you have seen the "Obama Girl" music video then you are familiar with Barely Political's humorous musical take on politics.

BarelyPolitical was founded in June by Ben Relles and quickly rose to prominence thanks to the 2008 presidential election sendup, "I Got a Crush on Obama," which has been viewed millions of times and featured on news shows on networks from ABC to al-Jazeera. The site followed up with other politically focused music videos.

Scannell told THR, "Having BarelyPolitical as part of the group is kind of a feather in the cap. We're excited about this as a pretty big slice in the world of micronetworks."

BarelyPolitical's videos can be found on YouTube, @barelypolitical. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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