YouTube announced the end of its Originals section as the TV executive responsible for it has resigned.
Google’s video platform is abandoning its attempt to rival Netflix and Amazon Prime, winding down its Originals subscription service after six years. Susanne Danis, a former TV executive, will leave the company on March.
Between the departure of Daniels and the growth of YouTube’s Partner Program, the decision has been made to “reduce”Robert Kyncl is chief business officer for the Originals slate announcedOn Tuesday.
“Going forward, we will only be funding programs that are part of our Black Voices and YouTube Kids Funds,”Kyncl stated.
In the three-year period, Alphabet has given out over $30 billion to artists and creators. The platform also enrolls over 2 million creators into its Partner Program. Kyncl said that YouTube is able to make a difference in the future because of its rapid growth. “greater impact”By investing in initiatives like Creator Shorts, Live Shopping and the previously mentioned Black Voices.
The company will honor all its promises to shows currently in production and to their creators. “should expect to hear from us directly in the coming days,”He concluded.
Daniels was a long-standing TV executive, having worked for MTV and Lifetime. She played a key role in developing hit shows like ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’, ‘Dawson’s Creek’, ‘Felicity’ and ‘Gilmore Girls’, according to Hollywood Reporter.
Originals launched in 2016 as part of YouTube Red, Google’s attempt to get into the subscription streaming market. By 2018, however, the scripted shows had been canceled or sold to other networks, with ‘Cobra Kai’ moving to Netflix and ‘Step Up’ continuing on Starz. YouTube began to offer unscripted content, such as music and celebrity documentaries.
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