PewDiePie, who has attracted 42 million followers with his
comic commentary on videogame gameplay, will star in a
reality-adventure series that will see the Swedish gamer combat
horrors in real-life games.
Other YouTube stars such as comedian Lilly Singh and comedy
producer Rooster Teeth and teen network Awesomeness TV will be
involved in full-length movies that will premiere on YouTube Red
on Feb. 10.
The original movies and show are part of Google parent Alphabet
Inc's efforts to offer more to customers on YouTube Red, the
$10-a-month service that allows viewers to watch videos across
YouTube without ad breaks.
The move will pit YouTube against video streaming pioneer
Netflix, whose standard plan in the United States also costs $10
While YouTube Red is available only in the United States,
Netflix last month launched its service in an additional 130
countries, covering almost the entire globe.
Other YouTube creators whose original content will soon be aired
to YouTube Red customers include CollegeHumor, Fine Brothers and
(Reporting by Sai Sachin R in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb
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