YouTube announces more than 60 new original channels
YouTube has announced more than 60 new, original channels coming to the platform from partners in Germany, France, the UK and the US. These new channels come from well-known producers and celebrities, as well as emerging media companies and pioneers in online videos. They cover categories like food, health/wellness, parenting, sports, music, comedy, animation and news, and are available globally on YouTube from any device.
These channels join more than 100 others that rolled out on YouTube in the US since October 2011 as part of YouTube's original channels initiative. "Some of the most successful formats on TV come from Europe," said Robert Kyncl, Global Head of Content for YouTube. "The expansion of original channels in Europe allows more content creators of all stripes, from top producers to talented up-and-comers, to build their audiences all over the world."
A full list of new channels can be found at youtube.com/yt/advertise/original-channels.html and the below line-up is coming to the UK in the months ahead:
Bad Teeth, from Base79 & Hat Trick Productions: Mischievous, reactive and in need of a good dentist, this channel brings you sketches, animations and celebrity guest-hosted pranks for a thoroughly entertaining experience.
The Best Of, from Diagonal View: Classic music is brought to life on YouTube, with the best of 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s music curated by iconic music celebrities.
Body Talk Daily, from All3Media: A one stop shop promoting health and wellness for body, mind and soul.
Copa90, from Bigballs & Copa90: Football re-imagined for the digital era with interactive experiences and the world's top talent sharing their stories.
Daily Mix, from All3Media: Beauty's biggest beauty stars deliver a daily dose of hair, skin care, makeup and fashion tips.
Euronews Knowledge, from Euronews- A broad range of discovery series offering global stories on everything from the arts and education to business and social issues.
FASHTAG, from Gravity Road: Live from London's infamously chic Carnaby Street, FASHTAG - alongside partner Grazia magazine - will showcase your fashion need-to-knows and must-have entertainment.
Fast, Funny & Furious, from Zodiak Media Company Bullseye and Zodiak Active: All the things you've always wanted to do on four wheels but never had the guts, or insurance to do!
Flow, from Base79: Fast, challenging and inspiring - follow the world's best Urban Movement Athletes in a true celebration of Parkour, Free Running, and urban sports.
Football, from Base79: Premium football videos inspired by the fans, this network brings you shows packed with season highlights, gossip, and interviews.
Global Cycling Network, from Shift Active Media Ltd: Cycling news, editorial, features, instructional.
Guinness World Records: OMG, from Base79 & Guinness World Records: Follow YouTube's stars as they meet with the world's record-breaking people and places and challenge some records of their own!
HuHa, from ChannelFlip: Hilarious cartoons for grown-ups.
The Jamie Oliver Food Channel, from Jamie Oliver Ltd & FreshOne: Your Access All Area pass to Jamie's world where he will find new ways to show fantastic recipes, sort out your troubles in the kitchen and introduce some of the hottest new culinary talents and food phenomena.
On Earth, from BBC Worldwide: The team behind BBC Earth brings you an innovative nature channel created for a digital age.
Mixmag TV, from Mixmag: Whether you're into house or techno, dubstep or drum 'n' bass, trance or electro - get your dance music fix on Mixmag TV.
The Multiverse, from ChannelFlip: The home planet of scripted, geek-flavoured entertainment.
Netmums, from Au Feminin Group and Netmums: A candid place to share stories, laugh and gain invaluable tips on surviving parenthood.
The Royals, from Diagonal View/Liberty Bell: Your fix for everything royal, whether it's news and gossip; facts or cheeky fun, it's all authoritatively presented by trusted royal experts.
Topical Science Channel with James May, from BBC Worldwide & 360 Productions: James May and his crack team of scientists respond to the hottest topics on YouTube.
Truthloader, from ITN Productions: At Truthloader, citizen journalists set the agenda, making sure you can trust what you see and read.
The new channels further underscore YouTube's commitment to bringing users more of what they love anytime, anywhere.