YouTube Premium is still in the fight …
YouTube's Head of Original Content, Susanne Daniels, clarified that the Google-owned company has not canceled its high-end comedies and dramas, as previously reported by Bloomberg.
Per Reuters, YouTube said that Daniels is not looking to move on from her position ̵
Bloomberg's report also mentioned that YouTube Premium, which is currently home to the Karate Kid spinoff series Cobra Kai, will eventually shift to a free-to-watch service. According to Bloomberg, YouTube "has stopped accepting pitches for expensive scripted shows, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the decision has not been announced. "The outlet moves on to announce that Origin and Overthink with Kat & June are the result of the company's new strategy.
YouTube Premium, like most pay- to-watch providers, are fighting and uphill battle against Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu, who are already established in the digital streaming market. Apple just recently threw in its creative hat, with the announcement of its own s treaming service, called Apple TV +. Apple is investing heavily in scripted series, bringing in some of Hollywood's top talent: Steven Spielberg, Reese Witherspoon, Jason Momoa, Oprah, and much more.
What do you think? Should YouTube keep developing shows like Origin and Cobra Kai?
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