YouTube Originals rolls out in India, plans paid service

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It will be going to be a tough challenge for YouTube as it has introduced YouTube Originals in India. Currently, this service is free and it is ad-supported. The company Owned by Google informed that there is still a declaration for subscription option for YouTube (YT) originals. No Accurate information has been announced so far to make the clarity about YouTube Originals.

At such times when online streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime have been expanding rapidly and getting a good response in India. Google-owned YouTube has launched YouTube originals in the country to increase the competition. Competition between companies always benefits customers. Let’s see how Indian customers will react to this new service from YouTube.

This is just to inform you that YouTube Premium was launched in 2016 and is available in over 17 countries worldwide.

Yes, your guess is right! YT Originals will be included in YouTube premium services only. Users can access ad-free content from YouTube Music, YouTube Gaming and YouTube Kids app.

The beginning of YouTube Originals with A R Rahman

World’s biggest video platform YouTube has announced the first show in India– a music talent hunt called ‘ARRived’ led by Oscar award-winner A.R. Rahman – under its YouTube Originals banner, which will release soon or you can understand about a month’s time from today. Initially, It will be supported and published by advertisements.

Satyam Raghavan, Entertainment Head, YouTube India, has informed the media that the company is focusing on multiple formats for original content series.

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“Our DNA is built around partnerships, so a lot of competitors are our partners we work closely with, some of them are large advertisers of ours, some of them are large content partners. So for us, it is about growing the video pie not just for our own creators but for the entire online video industry for sure,” told Raghavan.

Add this to your knowledge that online streaming services are expanding very fast in India. YouTube will have to face tough circumstances by already deployed and famous videos platforms like Amazon, Hotstar and Netflix.

YouTube Originals vs Netflix vs Amazon Prime Video

Netflix and Amazon Prime Video the main competitors which have produced originals series like Sacred Games and Comicstaan. It is for sure that half a dozen other video players – Eros Now, Yupp TV, Hotstar, Voot, Hooq, and ALTBalaji – have also original-content plans in coming days. Voot has announced 17 new shows just last month.

In addition to the changing world of video streaming, companies offering such services are also focusing on huge investments in making original shows. In 2019, YouTube is preparing 50 new originals around the globe. Along with this, 60 projects have been released so far successfully.

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