Though turning existing fans into paid subscribers instead of free viewers could earn creators more than the ad revenue, forcing them into the deal seems heavy-handed.
[Update 10/23/15: The takedowns have already begun.
That includes videos by popular comedians, musicians, game commentators, and DIY instructors, though not the average person that uploads clips.
It’s a tough pill to swallow that makes You Tube look like a bully.
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Today ESPN had to remove most of its videos from all versions of You Tube in the US.
Because its other contracts prevent it from being on subscription services like Red, ESPN’s videos are now disappearing from the ad-supported tier of You Tube in the US.] Google says the goal is to offer consistency, so people thinking about subscribing to Red don’t have to worry about their favorite content not being available in the ad-free service.
After doing more research, I discovered that my situation is not isolated - Google regularly deletes people’s You Tube videos (and even entire You Tube channels), and even if you are You Tube partner (i.e.
You may have noticed that you get logged out of your Google account on your Samsung TV.
We are working with Samsung to get this issue fixed.
Before I start on what Google could stand to improve, I want to make it clear that I really like their products.
I’ve been using Gmail since it was still in beta, and I used Google Docs all throughout college.
You Tube is a fantastic place to share video content for so many reasons, and I’ve been lucky enough to be able to post videos which millions of people have enjoyed since 2011.