TechFriday: Can YouTube Red compete? Coming 10/28/2015

Posted By on October 23, 2015


The best known video streamer, YouTube, has entered the subscription based video streaming service with their YouTube Red. They are asking $9.99 from potential subscribers for ad-free content that can be viewed on a variety of devices or saved for offline viewing. They’ll compete with services from several others who have significant content libraries (movies) and large subscriber bases – chart below. YouTube (Google) has the deep pockets to acquire content and are in a strong position to stream live broadcasts to connected devices, but will need to expand more of this unique live content that is not available currently (think high school/college athletics, newscasts from all over the world and unique streaming events).  


Comparison graphic above from Forbes


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