Young Professionals Should you cut the cable cord?

Should you cut the cable cord?

YouTube

Published on January 21st, 2014 | by Joe Stych

Overview: No, it’s not all cute puppies and trick-shot compilation videos (although we’ll take those too). YouTube is starting to move towards user-generated, channel-based content as a way to grow viewership. Yes, many popular channels are video game-centric (like top YouTuber PewDiePie), but there are informational outlets too, like PBS’s Idea Channel or VICE’s page. YouTube has even started letting larger channels charge a subscription fee, and shows like “Adventure Time” and “American Horror Story” offer episodes on an a la carte basis.

Pricing: Free, unless you’re subscribing to one of the experimental “paid” channels, where prices are set by the channel owner.

Exclusive content: Most of the videos on YouTube are exclusive, since it’s the place to be for video content creators.

Loophole: YouTube has worked hard to close basically all of its loopholes. The days of searching “Space Jam full movie” and finding the complete (but fuzzy) film are gone.

PLUSRead more about home entertainment in this week’s cover story.


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Joe is a contributor to Juice Magazine.



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