YouTube is up to something exciting. It is working in close association with various companies for offering TV shows and movies to its platform. It is testing new content along with a core of ad-supported TV streaming channels. Well, the feature is under trial. We can anticipate that the feature arrives to the public free of cost.
This report was confirmed by a spokesperson from YouTube with the Wall Street Journal. The spokesperson mentioned that it is basically a small experiment. It will provide the users with a chance to view free, ad-supported channels. More specifically, it will be really beneficial in scaling the audience’s interest. With the addition of ad-free channels, the company will be able to add more revenues generated via ads.
Given this new experimentation, YouTube will adopt a similar strategy in terms of revenue as the one standardized for content creators i.e., a 45% cut of the ad revenue. This is going to be a new niche for the company. In contrast, other companies like Roku, Samsung, and others are already offering support for free ad-supported TV channels. While the distinguishing factor with the YouTube platform will be the variation in the content.
For the past many years, the channel has evolved at quite a pace. It has come up with various options and strategies in order to keep up the level of entertainment. It introduced the YouTube TV app, a streaming service provided with hundreds of TV channels. Recently, it introduced the feature of short-form videos as well. Although, this feature was introduced to gain a competitive advantage over TikTok.
With the recent step, we can expect things to become even better.
Brian is the news author at Research Snipers which mainly covers Technology News, Microsoft News, Google News, Facebook, Apple, Huawei, Xiaomi, and other tech news.