By the producers of The Walking Dead
Today, YouTube announced its new service YouTube Red that will have exclusive shows, movies, and make the site ad-free for $9.99 a month.
Among the exclusive content announced for YouTube Red is Lazer Team, a sci-fi comedy by Rooster Teeth, and Scare PewDiePie, a reality show from the producers of The Walking Dead. PewDiePie will explore sets inspired by famous horror video games while a camera crew follows him, capturing his reactions.
Yay? I guess this is great if you’re a YouTube fanatic that chooses not to use adblock because you want to support your favorite content producers (as you should), but I don’t see this catching on with the older crowd. Right now, most of the shows are aimed squarely at kids, but kids equal money (see:Minecraft, PewDiePie,Five Nights At Freddy’s, and the box office every weekend a new animated kids film launches).
Are you going to sign up for YouTube Red? Personally, I’m not convinced.
YouTube Introduces YouTube Red, a Subscription Service [The New York Times]