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YouTube orders musical original for Christmas

YouTube has ordered an original Christmas special for its subscription Red service. The Keys of Christmas will be a special featuring Mariah Carey and YouTube star Rudy Mancuso. There will be original music from Carey as well as Ciara, DJ Khaled and Fifth Harmony and the show launches on Red in the US on December […]

YouTube to include Kids app in Red

YouTube has include its YouTube Kids app in its YouTube Red offering in the US, Australia and New Zealand. The move means that YouTube Kids app users will be able to benefit from features of the paid-for service including ad-free videos, the ability to view content offline and background play – the ability to continue […]

YouTube pledges ‘a lot more’ content for YouTube Red in 2016

YouTube is going to work on “a lot more original content” throughout the year for its new US subscription service YouTube Red, according to Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Speaking on the first quarter earnings call of Google and YouTube parent company, Alphabet, Pichai said that the six originals that YouTube has launched so far on […]

YouTube to premiere first Red originals

YouTube is due to premiere its first original content for its new US-based subscription service, YouTube Red, next week. The video streaming service’s first four titles for the service will be two feature-length films, a feature-length doc and a reality-adventure series staring YouTube star PewDiePie. The two films are: Dance Camp, an Awesomeness TV-produced film […]

YouTube reportedly looking for rights to take on Netflix with Red

YouTube executive have met with Hollywood studios in a bid to secure streaming rights to TV series and movies and compete head on with Netflix, according to a report in the Wall St Journal. According to the paper, citing unnamed sources, YouTube executives Susanne Daniels, who previously served as head of programming at MTV, and […]

YouTube Red goes live in the US

YouTube’s new ad-free subscription offering has gone live in the US, amid reassurances by the video site that content creators will be paid during YouTube Red’s 30-day trial period. In a blog post titled ‘seven things to know about our new subscription service’, YouTube said that, as Google Play Music users will automatically gain access […]

YouTube unveils ad-free Red subscription service

YouTube has unveiled YouTube Red, a new pay-monthly offering that lets viewers access an ad-free version of the service and watch videos offline on phones and tablets. The US$9.99 per-month offering also lets users play videos in the background on mobile devices and launches in the US next week. YouTube Red subscriptions apply to the […]