Google announced it was giving 100 content creators more than $100 million to create original videos for YouTube.We perused the list to find the best of what will come out in the next few months.
The people making the videos are great. The question is whether or not Google can promote them to create a truly disruptive media property.
Description: 'Where YouTube's top special effects masters show off their tricks. Featuring MysteryGuitarMan, Corridor Digital, and Mike Diva.'
Why we're excited: It's curated by Big Frame. And their stuff is awesome.
Description: 'The VICE Channel will offer the most eyeball-scorching shows about news, travel, fashion, sports, entertainment, and food the world has ever known.'
Why we're excited: These boys have balls.
Description: 'From Tony Hawk. Action, lifestyle, travel, humour and behind-the-scenes from the world of skateboarding & action sports.'
Why we're excited: Because 900s are just a start.
Description: 'From Shaquille O'Neal. An urban comedy network featuring stand up comedy, sketch comedy, sitcoms and animation.'
Why we're excited: Superman isn't afraid to speak his mind.
Description: 'The online presence of the Onion Broadcasting Company.'
Why we're excited: The Onion News Network is great, and we expect more of the same.
Description: 'The Red Bull channel chronicles the competition and daily lives of the world's best action sports athletes.'
Why we're excited: More wingsuits.
Description: 'A lifestyle channel featuring a daily show based on Off Duty, covering design, fashion, travel, wine, food and tech.'
Why we're excited: The best corkscrews? OK, how about Spartan racing?
Description: 'Brought to you by the nerd friendly folks at Nerdist Industries, The Jim Henson Co. GeekChicDaily & Broadway Video Entertainment.'
Why we're excited: Muppets!
Description: 'START: New video games channel hosted by IGN Entertainment, in partnership with Shine Group, for anyone who loves or plays games.'
Why we're excited: GTA V Trailer.
Description: 'Live streaming concert films and intimate acoustic performances from the industry's leading and emergent artists.'
Why we're excited: Broken Social Scene?
Description: 'Audio from incredible teachers vivified by some of the world's best animators.'
Why we're excited: THESE PEOPLE ARE ALL SO SMART.
Description: 'A next-generation sports video network: web talent, community experts; technology-powered; fan-authentic, social and fun.'
Why we're excited: Xtina flubs. (Actually, the eventual Verge spinoff.)
Description: 'Funny & deceivingly educational programs, created by & featuring Amy Poehler, Meredith Walker, and Amy Miles.'
Why we're excited: Sexy tennis. (And smart, funny women.)
Description: 'Entertainment destination for gamers around the world, featuring action, thriller, horror, sci-fi, and irreverent comedy content.'
Why we're excited: Um, more of this.
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