The video giant has been investing in small content partners in less obvious cities across the U.S. Here's why:

Made in Network is one of YouTube's multinetwork channels (MCN). Although the Nashville-based startup is thousands of miles from the technology centers of Northern California and YouTube-­creator startups in Los Angeles, Made in Network has received substantial help from the video giant in working and growing on the platform. Others get that hand of assistance as well, and it's one of the reasons YouTube has become, and will continue to be, a dominant entertainment platform.

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