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Disney is mulling a purchase of online video firm Maker Studios in a deal that would value Maker at $500 million or more, according to a report from Re/Code.
A spokeswoman for Maker Studios declined to comment on the deal. Disney could not be reached for comment.
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There has been lots of talk in the online video industry of late about a need for consolidation. Should the deal go through, it would be the biggest bet that a traditional media company has made on the YouTube space.
Last year DreamWorks Animation acquired teen-skewing multichannel network AwesomenessTV for $33 million.
Maker Studios, helmed by CEO Ynon Kreiz, has raised about $66 million in venture capital since its founding in 2009.
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