YouTube To Stream Ad-Supported And Free Feature Films

YouTube To Stream Ad-Supported And Free Feature Films

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YouTube lately started to launch out a series of feature films that users can see for free. But these feature films were supported by ads. While the selection is not huge, there are some distinguished ones to catch, such as Legally Blonde, The Terminator, and Rocky.

As per AdAge, the video platform started rolling out the films in October with a “Free to watch” section in its movie segment, where consumers have usually rented or purchased films. The movies come with pop-up ads and commercial interruptions that appear at frequent intervals.

Director of product management at YouTube, Rohit Dhawan, claimed to AdAge that the firm witnessed an opportunity for advertisers and consumers, and notes that there may be a method for advertisers to hold exclusive screenings or “support” movies. Currently, the selection is restricted to 100 movies, which is a selection that Dhawan claims will ultimately expand.\

On a related note, as per YouTube, 95% of video usage is taking place in vernacular languages. With Internet clips going viral, videos now add up for almost 75% of all mobile usage in the nation.

“We are just in the commencement of a huge amount of development here. India has 450 Million Internet consumers, which is way larger in comparison to the U.S. Almost 330 Million consumers are joining the web from a handset. This is going to increase by 2 times by the end of 2020,” claimed Artist Development and Head of YouTube Creator for APAC, Marc Lefkowitz, to the media in an interview.

YouTube will offer Kingdom of Dreams’3 themed production sets. YouTube video creators will have the chance to use the space to make content. They will get free of cost access to the themed production sets and production equipment in order to manufacture content for their own channels on YouTube.