Zealot Networks Acquires Online Publishing Group, Hutch Media

May 21, 2015, 09:00 ET from Hutch Media

LOS ANGELES, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Zealot Networks, a digital-first media company that empowers entrepreneurs by delivering multi-platform revenue, distribution and development opportunities, announced today the acquisition of Hutch Media, an online magazine publishing group. The addition of Hutch Media to Zealot Networks begins to fulfill a component of the company's distribution capabilities by offering destinations with niche audience for premium content.

Hutch Media operates a collection of digital magazines centered on specific content verticals from entertainment news (RumorFix) and home improvement (HGDIY) to parenting (BestMomsTV) reaching millions of fans and enthusiasts. The company also produces original digital programming and web series for numerous Fortune 500 marketers specifically tied to each of their platforms while also assisting in the distribution and monetization of that content.  Companies such as AOL and Scripps utilize Hutch Media for content distribution on its online properties.

"Hutch Media represents an opportunity for Zealot Networks to strengthen and elevate an already profitable company by activating our network of companies, lending support with our resources and digital media insight," said Danny Zappin, president and CEO of Zealot Networks.

"When we created Hutch Media, we set out to build a widely distributed publishing portfolio with original and syndicated content for niche digital audiences," said Jimmy Hutcheson, president of Hutch Media. "Now with Hutch Media joining Zealot Networks, we know this vision will be in good hands. Zealot Networks has important content and influencer relationships, as well as a unique view on digital media. We're looking forward to the next evolution of Hutch Media as Zealot Networks looks to enhance our digital presence."

About Zealot Networks, Inc.:
Zealot Networks, Inc. is a digital-first media company that empowers entrepreneurs by delivering multi-platform revenue, distribution and development opportunities. The company is poised to lead the next chapter in the ongoing evolution of digital media with its new holistic approach to connecting entrepreneurs with brands and like-minded communities based on transparency, ingenuity and experience. Zealot is a privately funded company led by a well-rounded, talented team who share the same values and vision: Co-founded by President and CEO Danny Zappin; CFO Bob Vanech; CSO Conn Fishburn and CMO Chad Seymour. For more information, please visit www.zealotnetworks.com.

About Hutch Media:
Established in 2007, Hutch Media is a privately funded digital magazine publishing company that owns 11 brands, including RumorFix. Hutch Media produces Internet TV programming, webisodes and unique editorial products around specific content themes. Hutch Media reaches millions of fans and enthusiasts through its collection of online magazines such as BestMomsTV, HGDIY and EgoTV, among others.


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