New media studio ManiaTV has laid off 15 of its 33 employees as the company preps itself for a sale, reports TheDeal.com. As we wrote last Thursday, ManiaTV had given itself two weeks to find a buyer in order to continue its current operations. It’s expected to be sold on the cheap, and we’ve already talked to some healthier new media studios that have turned the deal down.
The company, which raised some $26 million in venture funding, has downsized quickly. In October, ManiaTV laid off 20 of its 70 employees, and cut back on original content.