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DreamWorks buys YouTube network

GLENDALE, Calif. — DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. is buying AwesomenessTV, a YouTube teen network, for about $33 million in cash as it looks to tap into the popularity of online content.

DreamWorks said Wednesday that AwesomenessTV founder and chief executive Brian Robbins will continue to direct growth at that company while also developing a DreamWorks branded digital family channel.

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