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Posted Friday 2/23/18 at 11:19PM EST
Report: YouTube to cut back on spending for original TV programming
Bloomberg News reports that YouTube Red "is holding spending at current levels for its YouTube Red streaming service for the next two years," which is leading Hollywood producers to question the company's strategy.
Posted Tuesday 2/13/18 at 7:30PM EST
Kevin Hart's new YouTube series sends celebrities like Conan O'Brien and Chance the Rapper outside their comfort zones
The comedian's Laugh Out Loud Network has announced What the Fit, which will have celebrities try out unusual fitness routines. Conan will try sumo wrestling, while Leslie Jones will take a spin at the rodeo. Other celebrity participants include DJ Khaled, Joel McHale, Tiffany Haddish, Khloé Kardashian and Niecy Nash. What the Fit premieres March 8.
Posted Tuesday 2/13/18 at 7:30PM EST
YouTube TV will reportedly raise its price and add the Turner family of channels
The streaming service's monthly price will go up from $35 to $40 a month, according to a Buzzfeed post that has since been removed because it contained embargoed information. Concurrent with the price hike, YouTube will reportedly add Turner channels, including CNN, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, TBS, TNT and TCM.
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 3:08PM EST
Rosanna Arquette joins YouTube comedy Swipe Right
The relationship comedy about a 35-year-old woman who dates all 252 of her Tinder matches will also feature celebrity guest-stars Jason Sudeikis, Peter Gallagher and Rick Springfield.
Posted Friday 2/02/18 at 6:18PM EST
PBS voices concern over YouTube's plans to label its videos
As part of a new effort to crack down on propaganda, YouTube says it plans to label videos from broadcasters who receive funding from government entities, including Russia's RT, the BBC and PBS. The state-sponsored label will appear below the video and above its title, with a link to the broadcaster’s Wikipedia page. But PBS says the proposed labeling will send the wrong message about its programming. "Labeling PBS a 'publicly funded broadcaster' is both vague and misleading," said a PBS spokesman in a statement. "PBS and its member stations receive a small percentage of funding from the federal government; the majority of funding comes from private donations. More importantly, PBS is an independent, private, not-for-profit corporation, not a state broadcaster. YouTube’s proposed labeling could wrongly imply that the government has influence over PBS content, which is prohibited by statute. If YouTube's intent is to create clarity and better understanding, this is a step in the wrong direction. We are in ongoing discussions with YouTube on this issue, but we have yet to reach a satisfactory solution."
Posted Monday 1/22/18 at 11:51PM EST
Dan Rather launches a new YouTube show on left-wing Young Turks Network
The YouTube network today premiered The News With Dan Rather, a weekly series that the former CBS News anchor will host from a set that he says is “literally my office.” "The format is designed to allow me to focus on substance," Rather said, adding that it "will be raw" with "no bells and whistles.”
Posted Friday 1/19/18 at 4:41PM EST
Breaking Bad gets an official YouTube channel for its 10th anniversary
The Sony Pictures Television Breaking Bad YouTube channel will feature footage of the acclaimed series, as well as user-generated content and specially created “theme pieces.” Breaking Bad celebrates its 10th anniversary on Saturday.
Posted Thursday 1/18/18 at 9:48PM EST
What do dogs see when they watch TV?
The YouTube show Sci Show delved into the question, and found that what your dog sees depends on the breed. But they’re not seeing what humans see.
Posted Wednesday 1/10/18 at 10:24PM EST
Logan Paul yanked from the YouTube Red original comedy Foursome
YouTube has decided to punish the controversial YouTube star more than a week after the backlash over his Japanese "suicide forest" video.
Posted Thursday 12/07/17 at 8:21PM EST
Caitlyn Jenner visits Kevin Nealon’s Hiking with Kevin YouTube show
Jenner talked Keeping Up with the Kardashians, but couldn’t confirm that Kylie is going to be a mom.
Posted Thursday 10/26/17 at 10:17PM EDT
Viewers are watching 100 million hours worth of YouTube clips each day on their actual TV sets
That’s 100 million hours “in the living room every day,” says Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who notes that TV set viewership of YouTube clips is up 70% in the last year.
Posted Monday 10/23/17 at 2:56PM EDT
Showtime posts the first SMILF episode online
The comedy created by, produced by and starring Frankie Shaw can now be viewed on YouTube.
Posted Tuesday 9/26/17 at 2:26AM EDT
Don Rickles’ talk show Dinner with Don is now available on YouTube
The new web series from AARP studios was recorded before the comedian's death earlier this year. In one episode, Rickles talks with Snoop Dogg about never smoking weed.
Posted Monday 9/25/17 at 1:26PM EDT
Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television comes with a Veronica Mars reunion
Watch the trailer for the YouTube Red comedy that has actors, including Kristen Bell, play versions of themselves who go on ride-alongs with homicide detectives.
Posted Tuesday 8/29/17 at 2:56PM EDT
MTV enlisted YouTube stars to build buzz for the VMAs
Since today’s teens are more likely to be enamored of YouTube personalities, many major stars from YouTube were invited to this year’s VMAs.