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YouTube reportedly scaled back its premium tier for original content

YouTube is reportedly pivoting away from its premium subscription tier just eight months after it launched. YouTube's original programming, which…

YouTube is reportedly pivoting away from its premium subscription tier just eight months after it launched. YouTube’s original programming, which includes shows such as the “Karate Kid” spinoff “Cobra Kai,” will be available to all viewers, with ads starting in 2019, Business Insider reported Tuesday. Separately, the Hollywood Reporter said Tuesday that the unit of Alphabet Inc.’s














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Google will scale its production of scripted content starting in 2020. While neither reported YouTube Premium &#821

1; the $ 11.99-a-month subscription service – would close, it’s unclear Hoeveel kijkers zouden blijven betalen, wanneer de zelfde inhoud gratis zou zijn, hoewel met advertenties. The Hollywood Reporter said YouTube’s budget for original programming is in the hundreds of millions of dollars, far less than the billions spent by competitors such as Netflix Inc.














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and Amazon.com Inc.














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and it struggled to find top talent. Since its launch earlier this year, YouTube has not revealed how many subscribers its premium service has.

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