In a bid to expand its reach across multiple platforms, Maker Studios has signed an agreement to purchase Blip, a producer and distributor of original Web videos, according to sources close to the deal.

The agreement, which is expected to close in early September, would combine Maker's network of 60,000 channels on YouTube with Blip's distribution across Xbox Live, Roku, Yahoo Screen, AOL, Google TV and iTunes, as well as on Amazon's Kindle and Android devices. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

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