YouTube’s New Original Programming Doesn’t Make It Netflix

[YouTube] announced two new original projects today, a series called Foursome with Jenn Mcallister and Logan Paul, and a feature-length documentary about the journey of a transgender woman called Untitled GiGi Gorgeous. […] For YouTube, the launch of Red Originals is a pretty significant step for a company that practically invented online video. YouTube, after all, has long been the place where pretty much everyone shares homemade clips. […] as high-quality online videos become a more central part of how we watch entertainment, YouTube is in a place where it has to evolve. With Red, it’s proving that it can do its own thing—essentially, just by being a flashier, more niche YouTube—while avoiding having to compete with Amazon or Netflix, or losing talent to its competition. – Julia Greenberg, WIRED
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