Wednesday, October 10, 2018

YouTube Greenlights New Series from Vox Entertainment

YouTube Greenlights New Series from Vox Entertainment
The new series will seek to explain to viewers answers to big questions in the news today.
Series Slated To Premiere On Vox's YouTube Channel In 2019

Los Angeles, CA, October 9th, 2018: YouTube and Vox today announced they have greenlit a new series from Vox Entertainment, the studio division of Vox Media. The YouTube Original series is slated to premiere on Vox's YouTube channel in 2019.

The new series will seek to explain to viewers answers to big questions in the news today. In a groundbreaking format, a team of correspondents will ask Vox's YouTube audience what makes them curious or confused. The team of correspondents will find the answers, and debunk misconceptions.
"Billions of people all over the world come to YouTube to seek information, discover new facts and engage with others, so we are thrilled to partner with Vox to combine each of these areas into one entertaining - and educational - new YouTube Original series," said Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content, YouTube.

"Each of Vox Entertainment's shows are inspired by great stories, next generation talent, and a deep curiosity about the world," said Chad Mumm, VP and Head of Vox Entertainment. "Vox's explanatory format has already been immensely popular on YouTube, with acclaimed series, a roster of talented creators, and almost 5 million subscribers. We're thrilled to continue to push the boundaries of what the industry can expect from Vox Entertainment in terms of premium non-fiction programming."

"People turn to Vox and YouTube for answers to their biggest questions about news and the world around them," said Joe Posner, Head of Video for Vox. "So we're thrilled to be able to get our YouTube audience involved and, together, make this our most ambitious series yet."
Vox Entertainment is Vox Media's Los Angeles-based development, production, and distribution division for television and premium OTT video. Vox Entertainment has produced series in partnership with Netflix, PBS, CNN Originals, Comcast's Watchable and Verizon's go90.

About YouTube:
Launched in May 2005, YouTube's mission is to give everyone a voice and show them the world. We believe that everyone deserves to have a voice, and that the world is a better place when we listen, share and build community through our stories. YouTube is a Google company.

In May 2018, Vox Entertainment and Vox premiered a new weekly docuseries, Explained, on Netflix; and sports network SB Nation and Vox Entertainment premiered a true-crime sports documentary series, Foul Play, on Verizon's go90 platform. In July 2018, Vox Entertainment and Eater, Vox Media's food and dining network, premiered its first broadcast television series - No Passport Required - on PBS, hosted by chef Marcus Samuelsson. Vox Entertainment is producing a new documentary series examining the impacts of political, social and economic changes on American style through the decades - American Style - that is set to premiere in 2019 as a CNN Original. Vox is Vox Media's general news network. Founded at Vox Media in 2014, its mission is to offer curious audiences the context and reporting to make sense of the confusing swirl of everyday news. Its pioneering video, audio, and text explanatory journalism serves hundreds tens of millions of consumers each month on and across digital and audio platforms.

About Vox Media:
Vox Media is the fastest growing modern media company known for its standout technology, high-fidelity advertising, and editorial brands united by a shared belief in the power to go deeper to connect with global, passionate, curious audiences. Vox Media's networks and businesses include SB Nation, Eater, The Verge, Vox, Curbed, Recode & Code Conferences, Polygon, Concert, Vox Creative, Vox Entertainment, and the Vox Media Podcast Network. @voxmediainc 

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