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10.28.2011

youtube announces new original channels

I knew this has been in the works for a while, but today YouTube went official with the announcement that they're creating an expanded channel lineup of original programming from personalities, celebrities and content producers from the TV, film, music, news, and sports fields: More great content creators coming to YouTube.

We already know that Asian Americans play a significant role in YouTube's existing channels, from musicians to comedians, filmmakers and other interests. You know the players. But these original channels are noteworthy because they include several legit new channels from folks like Jon M. Chu, Justin Lin, Michelle Phan and more:
Channel - Dance (name TBD)
A premium dance channel and a global destination for dance lifestyle entertainment brought to you by filmmaker Jon M. Chu.

FAWN
FAWN is a hip, cool and forward-thinking women's network featuring and inspired by Michelle Phan.

YOMYOMF
Ryan Higa, Justin Lin & Kevin Wu aim to redefine and give a new voice to the Asian American experience through a unique point-of-view.
And there's more where that came from. It's exciting news. The first of the new original channels will appear on YouTube starting next month. To get a sneak peek of all the original channels coming up, go here.