Tuesday, December 8, 2015

YouTube Copies Netflix

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YouTube Wants to be the New Netflix

YouTube is keen to become the new Netflix, with sources claiming the Google-owned company is actively pursuing the rights to stream movies and TV shows. 
According to the Wall Street Journal, negotiations are at an early stage, but Google is keen to have “a robust collection of original programming and licensed programming in 2016 and beyond.”

Right now, details are very thin on the ground, but our guess is that YouTube is trying to add content to its new subscription service, YouTube Red. One way of persuading people to pay $10-a-month for YouTube would be to add a range of licensed content. YouTube Red already boasts homemade content from the likes of PewDiePie and Rooster Teeth.
There is already strong competition in the streaming arena, including Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Instant Video. However, YouTube has a famous brand, hundreds of millions of users, and the backing of Google/Alphabet. All of which means YouTube could represent a serious threat to the competition if it starts aggressively buying up both old and new content.                                  Source: www.makeuseof.com

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