WME Signs Political Hosts The Young Turks (Exclusive)

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The politics and culture online network, which boasts 3 billion views across its YouTube channels, was previously with CAA.

TYT Network, the online news network behind political talk show The Young Turks, has left CAA for WME, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.

TYT is best known for its flagship show The Young Turks, which had its origins on Sirius Satellite Radio in 2002 before becoming the world’s longest-running daily livecast (10 years and counting). It also aired on Current TV from 2011 to 2013.

The two-hour program, which has 2.6 million YouTube subscribers and averages more than 65 million monthly unique views across all platforms (including Facebook, Hulu, Roku and Firetalk), is hosted by TYT co-founder and CEO Cenk Uygur alongside Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola. It recently won the 2015 Streamy Award for the news and culture category.

Across all of its channels, TYT Network boasts 3 billion total views (more than 100 million per month). Its other key executives include chief business officer Steve Oh and chief marketing officer Praveen Singh.