Rooster Teeth Productions, LLC
is an American media and entertainment company headquartered in Austin, Texas
and owned by Ellation, a division of Otter Media
, which itself is a subsidiary of AT&T
under its Warner Bros.
unit. Rooster Teeth was founded by Burnie Burns
, Matt Hullum
, Geoff Ramsey
, Jason Saldaña, Gus Sorola
, and Joel Heyman
Rooster Teeth began with the production of Red vs. Blue
, which premiered in April 2003 and is still in production, making it the longest running web series of all time. Due to server and web hosting costs, the founders created "Sponsorships" which is now known as "FIRST", a subscription to exclusive and earlier access to content and discounts on their merchandise store, among other benefits. The company later branched out into live-action
shorts, series, comedy, Let's Play
videos, and full animated productions. Other projects include reality shows, video game development, entertainment news programs, and podcasts
. In 2015, Rooster Teeth released its feature-film debut Lazer Team
, a science-fiction action comedy
. The company hosts an annual convention, RTX
, in several cities around the world.
The company's videos are regularly released on its own website and app while podcasts and Let's Plays are still released on their YouTube
channel as well. As of March 2019, Rooster Teeth's primary YouTube channel currently has 9.6 million subscribers and has over 5.7 billion video views. Including all of their other channels, they maintain over 45 million subscribers. Read more...