Rooster Teeth

Rooster Teeth Productions, LLC
FoundedApril 1, 2003 (2003-04-01)
HeadquartersStage 2, Stage 4, Stage 5, Bungalow A; Austin Studios, ,
Number of locations
8[1] (2018)
Key people
Number of employees
419 (July 2019)[2]
ParentOtter Media
DivisionsRooster Teeth Animation
Rooster Teeth Games
Rooster Teeth Studios[3]
The Roost Podcast Network
WebsiteRooster Teeth
Roost Podcast Network

Rooster Teeth Productions, LLC is an American video production company headquartered in Austin, Texas. Founded in 2003 by Burnie Burns, Matt Hullum, Geoff Ramsey, Jason Saldaña, Gus Sorola, and Joel Heyman,[4] Rooster Teeth is a subsidiary of Otter Media, which is itself a subsidiary of WarnerMedia Sales and Distribution, a division of AT&T's WarnerMedia.

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 episodic 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 has 9.6 million subscribers and has over 5.8 billion video views.[5] Including all of their other channels, they maintain over 45 million subscribers.[6]

  1. ^ "'Red vs. Blue' Producer Rooster Teeth Opens Up in London (EXCLUSIVE) | Variety". Archived from the original on June 14, 2018. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
  2. ^ Sorola, Gus; Burns, Burnie; Free, Gavin; Dunkelman, Barbara; DeFranco, Phil (July 11, 2019). "Rooster Teeth Podcast 552: Gavin or Google 15". Rooster Teeth (Podcast). Fullscreen. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  3. ^ "Jordan Levin Takes Reins at Rooster Teeth, Co-Founder Matt Hullum Shifts to New Role - Variety". Archived from the original on September 24, 2019. Retrieved September 24, 2019.
  4. ^ Francisco, Eric. "How 'Red vs. Blue' Built an Empire and Invented a Whole Genre". Inverse. Archived from the original on April 13, 2017. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  5. ^ "RoosterTeeth -YouTube". Archived from the original on May 27, 2015. Retrieved June 9, 2015.
  6. ^ Spangler, Todd (September 12, 2019). "WarnerMedia's Rooster Teeth Cuts 13% of Staff, Laying Off About 50". Variety. Retrieved January 31, 2021.