A breaking scoop from the Wall Street Journal
last night: Apparently YouTube is in talks with Hollywood to bring streaming movies and TV shows to its paid subscription service, YouTube Red.
I wasn't aware of this, but Google—sorry, Alphabet, Inc.—
has been quietly poaching executives from MTV and Netflix. Now, according to the WSJ, they're meeting with studios and production companies to consider pitches and license existing content.
It makes perfect sense if you think about it. As the most popular video streaming service in the world, YouTube already features clips from popular TV shows; why not the full shows as well? It would be one more compelling reason for me to consider YouTube Red if it ever came to Canada.
This got me thinking about the other
ongoing services that I'm willing to pay for.