As you all know, video is an integral part of AOL's strategy, and we couldn't be more bullish about the role it will play in our future growth. In order to drive greater clarity and focus on the opportunity we have in video, we will be creating a global video division, AOL Video, and I'm pleased to announce today that Ran Harnevo will be President of AOL Video.
In his new role, Ran will work with Graham Moysey, Head of International for AOL, to define our overall global video strategy and make near- and long-term recommendations within the next 30 days. Ran will have accountability for Be On and AOL On and for setting the global direction for both. The global video plan will be developed by Ran and implemented in conjunction with Graham and the soon-to-be-defined AOL Video team.
Ran first came to AOL in 2010 when we acquired the company he co-founded, 5min Media. During his time at 5min and AOL, Ran truly has been a visionary in the video space and an unrelenting advocate for using the syndication model to help make the economics of video production work for publishers and content creators.
In his tenure at AOL, Ran has played a central role in launching the AOL On network, the umbrella for all of AOL's video offerings. He also has helped oversee two NewFront events and the launch of 15 original series. Already this year, AOL On's original programming has amassed more than 23 million video views.
Under Ran's watch, AOL has expanded its video library to 15 themed channels on 13 different connected devices. The catalogue has grown into one of the world's largest premium video libraries, hosting 700,000 pieces of content syndicated to a network of more than 1,700 partners. Ran has been instrumental in the growth of our publisher network, which now includes the likes of Time Inc., Discovery, Martha Stewart, The Weather Channel, Gannett, and most recently, ESPN.
He also was one of the engineers of the Adap.tv acquisition, which simplifies video ad buying at scale and is already paying dividends for our business. In comScore's rankings for September, AOL topped Google as the property with the most video ads watched, with 3.7 billion views. Ran will continue to oversee the Adap.tv relationship.
I'm also pleased to announce that Gabriel Lewis will head AOL On Originals in addition to overseeing AOL Studios. Gabriel has spent the past eight years building AOL's video capabilities and content, developing world-class digital studios, award-winning originals and co-creating the successful launch of HuffPost Live. He was also instrumental in the success of our first slate of AOL Originals and defining our editorial voice.
There is no doubt that AOL is stronger today because of the emphasis we've put on video and Ran and Gabriel's contributions to that effort.
Please join me in supporting our new global vision and congratulating Ran and Gabriel.