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Tech Saturday, October 29th 2011 at 2:01 pm

YouTube to Launch Over 100 New Channels

In a bid to move away from user-uploaded content, YouTube is announcing over 100 new channels with some fronted by big names in entertainment. The channels will feature original content for YouTube, and will be fully controlled by the channel’s creators who can potentially bring in some advertising dollars via their channels. According to Business Insider, YouTube apparently shelled out huge advances, some up to $100 million, to get the content.

The move is an interesting one for YouTube which has, since its launch, focused primarily on acting as a service for people to host and share videos. Though YouTube, with some help from its owners at Google, has made moves to introduce advertising and even feature-length films to the site’s repertoire of videos, this seems like a much larger effort.

New channels will begin coming online next month and continue over the next year. How this will play out for the cat video service, and whether or not YouTube can really hold its own with these new channels is yet to be seen. Read a full list of the new channels, after the break.

What follows is a full list of the new channels, taken from the YouTube blog.

Alchemy Networks, Alchemy Networks

Alli Sports, Alli Sports

Bedrocket Media Ventures, Official Comedy

Bedrocket Media Ventures and Full Picture Productions, Look TV

Bedrocket Media Ventures and Wasserman Media Group, Network A

BermanBraun, theLOGE

BermanBraun & Rodale Inc., Vigor

BermanBraun & Rodale Inc., Taste

Big Frame, BAM

Black Box TV, Black Box TV (Anthony E. Zuiker, Tony Valenzuela, Collective Digital Studio)

Bleacher Report, Bleacher Report

Brady Haran, DeepSkyVideos

Brady Haran, numberphile

CafeMom, CafeMom Studios

Chopra Media/Generate, The Chopra Well

Clevver Media, ClevverStyle

Clevver Media, ClevverNews

Clevver Media, ClevverTeVe

Comedy Shaq Network, The Comedy Shaq Network

Cooking Up a Story, Food Farmer Earth

DanceOn, DanceOn

DECA, KinCommunity

Demand Media, eHow Home

Demand Media, LIVESTRONG

Demand Media, eHow Pets & Animals

Digital Broadcasting Group (DBG), Spaces

East of Center Productions LLC, YOMYOMF

Electus, Pop Culture Channel (name TBD)

Electus NuevOn, Latin Channel

Electus, Food Channel (name TBD)

Emil Rensing International, Auto Channel (name TBD)

EQAL, u look haute!

Everyday Health, Inc., Everyday Health TV

EYEBOOGIE, POP SPOT

FAWN by Michelle Phan

Fine Brothers Productions, MyMusic

Frederator Networks, Channel Frederator’s Cartoon Hangover

FremantleMedia Channel, Pets & Animal (name TBD)

Hearst Magazines, Fashion & Beauty Channel (name TBD)

Hearst Magazines, Car and Driver Television

Iconic, Life and Times

IconicTV, 123UnoDosTres

IconicTV, myISH

IGN Entertainment / Shine Group, START

Intelligent Television, Intelligent Channel

Jon M. Chu, Dance Channel (name TBD)

Katalyst, Thrash Lab

Knights of Good Productions, Geek & Sundry (Felicia Day)

Lionsgate, Lionsgate Fitness Channel

Machinima, Machinima

Magical Elves and InStyle magazine, Little Black Dress

Maker Studios, The Maker Music Network

Maker Studios, The Moms’ View

Maker Studios, Tutele

Meredith Corporation and Meredith Video Studios, Digs

ModernMom, ModernMom Channel

Mondo Media, New Animators

monotransistor, werevertumorro

My Damn Channel, My Damn Channel: Live

New Nation Networks, New Nation Networks

Pharrell Williams, i am OTHER

Philip Defranco, Sourcefed

Pitchfork, Pitchfork TV

PMC, PMC Entertainment News

Radical Media, Education Channel (name TBD)

Red Bull Media House North America, Red Bull

Roadside Entertainment/BAC, The NOC

SB Nation, SB Nation

Seedwell, American Hipster

Slate, Slate News Channel

Smart Girls at the Party, Smart Girls at the Party

Smosh/Alloy Digital, Smosh Animation

Soccer United Marketing & Bedrocket, KickTV

SoulPancake Productions, SoulPancake

Source Interlink Media, Motor Trend

Steve Spangler Science, The Spangler Effect

TakePart™, TakePart™ TV

TED Conferences, TEDEducation

The Bowery Presents, The Bowery Presents

The Nerdist Channel, The Nerdist Channel

The Onion, Onion Broadcasting Company

The Wall Street Journal, The Wall Street Journal

The Young Turks, Town Square

Thomson Reuters, Reuters.com

Tony Hawk’s production company, 900 Films, Inc., RIDE Channel

Uncommon Content Partners, The Conversation Channel

Uncommon Content Partners, Taste & Access

Varsity Pictures, Awesomeness

VICE, VICE

VICE, Noisey

Vlogbrothers, CrashCourse

Vlogbrothers, SciShow

Vuguru & POW! Entertainment, Stan Lee’s World of Heroes

Walter Latham Digital, Walter Latham’s “Kings of Comedy”

WWE, WWE Fan Nation

Young Hollywood, Young Hollywood Network

(Business Insider via Techmeme, TechCrunch)

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