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YouTube Red: What is it and how does it stack up against other streaming services?




Red targets YouTube fans who want to skip ads, while giving them a chance to pass along some cash to their favorite video creators, who'll share in the new revenues.
Red targets YouTube fans who want to skip ads, while giving them a chance to pass along some cash to their favorite video creators, who'll share in the new revenues.
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Netflix, Hulu, Amazon prime...most people have at least one of these streaming services.

They've completely changed the game when it comes to the way T.V. and movies are made and watched.

But now, there's someone else getting into the streaming game...YouTube.

The video sharing website just announced the original content they'll offer starting February 10th through their premium platform: YouTube red.

The list of upcoming original content includes YouTube stars like :

Lily Singh starring in her upcoming movie "A Trip to Unicorn Island" which follows her on her first world tour.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nw9nfH2FLWM

"Dance camp" which follows different dancers through their friendships and passion for the sport.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_qicbmrEMU

Lazer team, a feature length comedy that mixes actions and sci-fi.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aRLTHCfAgU

And lastly "Scare PewDiePie" which is a collaboration with the Executive producers of "The Walking Dead" and one of YouTube's most famous content creators, PewDiePie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tEsxbCl21E

What do all these upcoming projects have in common? They utilize YouTube's homegrown content creators, separating it vastly from the other streaming services?

Variety Co-editor-in-chief Andrew Wallenstein joined us to discuss.
 

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