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YouTube's Original Series & Specials Will Soon Be Free With Ads

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YouTube signage seen at the Licensing Expo 2016 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on June 22, 2016 in Las Vegas.

YouTube announced on Thursday (May 2) that all of its original series and specials will be available to watch for free with ads, similar to all the other videos on the streaming platform.

Additionally, the company released its list of new and returning original series and specials focused on music, learning and personalities. “For today's viewers, primetime is personal and our content resonates so strongly due to the diversity and richness of our unmatched  library and platform capabilities,” the brand's Chief Business Officer, Robert Kyncl, at YouTube’s annual Brandcast event. “While every other media company is building a paywall, we are headed in the opposite direction and now have more opportunities than ever to partner with advertisers and share our critically- acclaimed originals with our global audience.”

Additional  series and specials will be announced at a later date. See the current list below.

Returning Series
Cobra Kal (Season 3)
Kevin Hart: What the Fit (Season 3)
Impulse (Season 2)
Liza on Demand (Season 2)

New Music Specials
Untitled top secret Justin Bieber project
MALUMA: Lo Que Era, Lo Que Soy, Lo Que Sere
Expanded Lollapalooza coverage

New Interactive Series
A Heist With Markiplier

New Docufollow Specials
Claire
Dude Perfect
Untitled Paris Hilton documentary

New Learning Series
BookTube
Could You Survive the Movies
Retro Tech
Show Me the Evidence (working title)
The School of Life (working title)

 

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