PewDewPie gets his own show on YouTube’s new premium service

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YouTube, arguably the largest digital video provider on the planet, is launching a new paid-for service. Called YouTube Red (and not to be confused with RedTube), the new service will cost users $9.99 a month, allow people to watch as much YouTube as they like without any ads, and give subscribers premium content.

It’s not dissimilar from the Netflix model, and the company is looking to use that money to help it create original content. One of those original bits of content is a reality show featuring one of YouTube’s biggest stars: PewDewPie.

Yes, the foppish, blonde-haired squealy Swede that as many people love as love to hate is getting his own reality show on the new service. Called Scare PewDiePie, the show will be like a horror house you watch, with PewDewPie experiencing “hidden surprises around each corner.” He made his name screaming at things that scared him, and this will be more of that, I guess? While I don’t like his videos and have no interest in this, he seems like a rather nice chap, and I’m sure this will rake in the views. It’s being produced by Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead. And it looks kinda fun!

Also bringing their particular talents to the new service are The Fine Brothers, who’ll be making Sing-It, an interactive parody of shows like American Idol.

“A lot of the other platforms out there remain a very passive viewing experience,” Benny Fine said at the announcement. “We believe the future of even scripted premium entertainment is going to be transmedia interactive engagement that really only YouTube is set up to do.”

They’re amongst a handful of homegrown YouTube stars that’ll become even bigger stars on the new platform.

YouTube Red launches in the US first, and will make its way to other territories…eventually.

Last Updated: October 22, 2015

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  • Guava_Eater

    Seems like a waste of money…

  • Witcher Bob

    It’ll be interesting to see if this works out for Youtube. With streaming services like Twitch already commanding a significant portion of the market I don’t think this sort of service will appeal to the viewers of Youtubers who live stream. It may work for the other full-time, Youtube only content providers and views.

    Time will tell I suppose.

  • ZA Ludomusicologist

    Erm… no…

  • MARK MY WORDS. REGULAR YOUTUBE will start getting more unskippable ads that happen to be longer and more annoying.

    • Grand Admiral Chief

      *marks words

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        9/10 would read again. No spelling mistakes, easily understandable, minor overuse of caps.

        • Grand Admiral Chief

          Aye, and no math errors

        • Why must you be so mean to him?!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            9/10 is bad? You must be a gamer. 😉

          • Commander JJ of the Normandy

            It’s how Trevor charges his own batteries.

        • I chuckled.

      • My words?

    • Agreed. It’s already happening now…

    • Guild

      what no #calledit ? You slipping

    • Mossel

      And eventually we’re back at broadcast tv haha

    • Commander JJ of the Normandy

      This is true. Sadly so.
      I don’t mind the paid-for service…if it’s videos of a certain quality or what-not. But don’t screw over the regular users for it.

    • Brady miaau

      my brothers iphone, he is unable to skip adds on youtbue

    • Bagel

      Check your chrome extensions URL: chrome://extensions

      There was a “bug” with the youtube extension that prevented you to skip ads.

      Use firefox

  • Grand Admiral Chief


    • Commander JJ of the Normandy

      If I like someone on YouTube I think it’s fair to leave the ads on, even if I don’t click on them. That’s how they make money after all.

      • Brady miaau

        for quality content, yes. That takes effort

  • Eish. I agree, I don’t like the crap he produces but he seems like a decent bloke, he’s going to be richer come this time next year…

  • Hammersteyn
    • Grand Admiral Chief


    • Cannot, stop, looking…

      • Hammersteyn

        Yup 100 times more entertaining the pew die bieber.

        • Grand Admiral Chief

          Any second now the engine will start, just cranking up!

          • Is that what you call it? 😉

          • Grand Admiral Chief

            I have no other words for what she is doing with her mouth. Hence, engine primer

    • Guava_Eater

      ROFL cracked me up, everyone in the training session gave me a WTF look after my outburst….

      • Hammersteyn


  • Commander JJ of the Normandy

    I like this idea of YouTube. Pretty cool.
    I’ve maybe watched three videos of PewDiePie. Some like him, some hate him.
    I’m not really bothered either way…doesn’t change my life.

    • WitWolfy

      My wife likes him… Now we sleep in separate beds..

  • Nope nope nope!

  • WitWolfy

    I’m gonna be honest here.. I’m so jealous of this guy’s success..

  • Gardos

    I think we should be making a bigger deal out of the name for this service. YouTube Red? SERIOUSLY?! I will call it RedTube.

  • Hmmm… not too sure about this as yet… Plus, paying for Youtube to remove Ads?

    AD BLOCK PLUS MOFOS!!! *Cool ass explosions*

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