A lot has happened since we announced nearly 100 new original channels coming to YouTube: 7-year-old Ruby taught Amy Poehler about feminism. Rainn Wilson interviewed Deepak Chopra in the back of a mysterious van, and Phil DeFranco’s SourceFed became one of the hottest comedy news shows on the Web or TV. What do all these moments have in common? They’re being created for you on YouTube. And, when we look at the numbers, you’re liking what you watch:
- Our top 25 original channels are now averaging over a million views every week
- 800 million of you are watching 4 billion hours every month, that’s up from 3 billion hours earlier this year
- The number of people subscribing has doubled y/y
- And partners this year are reaching the 100k subscriber mark 5x faster than they were just two years ago
From local cuisine, health and wellness and parenting to sports, music, comedy, animation and news, this new lineup of original channels will have something for everyone. They are backed by some of the biggest producers, well-known celebrities and emerging media companies from Europe and the U.S.
You can get a sneak peek of the all the coming new channels here. So go and find something to love and stay tuned as this new generation of channels roll out in the months ahead.
Robert Kyncl, VP, Global Head of Content