YouTube ups Originals channels
YouTube is adding a raft of new channels to its YouTube Originals programme roster. They include the likes of Heartbeat Berlin from UFA/FremantleMedia, the BBC’s Topical Science Channel with James May and the Video Podcast Network from Hachacha.
YouTube says its top 25 original channels are now averaging over a million views every week, with 800 million of users watching 4 billion hours of video every month (up from 3 billion earlier this year). It adds that partners this year are reaching the 100,000-subscriber mark five times faster than they were two years ago.