Vin Di Bona Productions is an independent production company founded in 1987 and helmed by Peabody and Emmy-award winning producer Vin Di Bona. The company is known worldwide for producing America’s Funniest Home Videos, the longest-running entertainment show on the ABC network.
The company’s first series was Animal Crack-Ups, an animal-themed game show. Other VDBP shows include the family challenge game show, The Big Moment for ABC; the innovative, improv/sitcom Meet The Marks for Fox and Sherman Oaks, the mockumentary series for Showtime.
America’s Funniest Home Videos is currently in its 26th year on the air and can be seen in 193 territories worldwide.
AFV, as the show is now known, continues to be not only a ratings success on network television but also across streaming platforms such as Hulu and Netflix and on social media. With 10 million Facebook Likes and hundreds of thousands of followers on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Vine, AFV consistently ranks #2 and #3 on Variety’s Digital Audience Rating report – a measurement of entertainment content resonance most across Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Tumblr, etc.
Vin Di Bona Productions also launched the “AFV Creator Institute” – where YouTube talent can work with our library to create new concepts. Our collaborations include popular YouTube talent such as Toby Turner (CuteWinFail), Lucas Cruikshank (Cute Combat), and Shay Carl (ShayFV), Steve Greene and Sam Macaroni (Cliptopia), Alex Farham (Celebrity Auditions), and SuperEd, Jason Horton (Do Overs).
Our digital partnerships include Imgur/Reddit, Twitter, Vine, Instagram, and Google+.
Vin Di Bona Productions expanded its reality division in 2010 with a new development arm, FishBowl Worldwide Media. Under the FishBowl banner, the company is currently in production on Insane Pools: Off the Deep End for Animal Planet. Previous series, television movies and specials from both companies have aired on network and cable television and in first-run syndication.
The company’s vast library of cleared consumer-generated content is curated and managed by its licensing division, Home Video Licensing, for clip licensing across various platforms, including feature films, commercials, and social engagement marketing.