Thursday, December 8

YouTube does not want to lose the throne: it will add movies and series in prime time | Digital Trends Spanish


Youtube It is the largest video platform in the world. And today it’s blurring the lines between on-demand repository and “regular TV” even more with the introduction of primetime channels.

The name is self explanatory. Primetime channels are channels from well-known networks like Showtime, STARZ, Paramount+, EPIX, and more, all within the existing YouTube ecosystem. They’ll live with a revamped “Movies & TV” hub (which sounds suspiciously like the Google Play Movies & TV of yesteryear) and from there you’ll be able to browse and pay to subscribe directly from YouTube.

And that part itself isn’t exactly new, either. You have been able to rent and watch movies and shows from YouTube for some time now. The big issue here is partnerships, with networks otherwise known to reside in traditional TV, have their own streaming services (in the case of Paramount+), or own over-the-top networks, like AMC+.

There is also an interesting handful of networks that may be available as add-ons with YouTube TV, which is the largest live streaming service in the United States. That’s the case with AMC+, for example. And NBA League Pass is also coming soon.

“We are excited to expand our partnership with YouTube to offer Paramount+ customers another way to stream the content they love,” said Jeff Shultz, Chief Strategy Officer and Director of Business Development for Paramount Streaming, in a post. on YouTube blog. “This new feature gives us the opportunity to expand our presence on YouTube, broadening our reach and giving consumers even more choice when it comes to streaming the best in entertainment.”

YouTube says Primetime Channels pages will also “feature shows and movies with curated trailers, behind-the-scenes footage, and cast interviews,” and that such content will appear higher in search results so you can find things you’re looking for. paying much faster.

We don’t see primetime channels on the YouTube app yet, but once it’s live, you should see the following channels:

ALLBLK, AMC+, Acorn, Atres Player, CON TV, Comedy Dynamics, CuriosityStream, Dekkoo, Docurama, Dove Channel, EPIX, Fandor, Gaia, Hallmark Movies Now, Here TV, IFC, Law & Crime, Magnolia Network, Moviesphere, Outside TV+ , Paramount+, ROR Total, STARZ, Screambox, ScreenPix, Showtime, Shudder, Sundance Now, Tastemade+, The Great Courses, Topic, Up Faith & Family, VSiN, ViX+

And that’s just for starters, of course. Expect more channels to come (and, yes, possibly for some to go) in the future.

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