YouTube Adds Nearly 100 New Original Channels

Early this morning YouTube announced the addition of almost 100 new original channels, this time including non-U.S. locations such as France, Germany, and the UK.  The roll out included two new BBC channels for science and nature, as well as many others, including local cuisine, health and wellness, parenting, sports, music, comedy, animation and news.

Aside from the BBC, there are quite a few other big names included in the list.  You will find Motor Trend, Car and Driver, The Onion, eHow Home, Howcast, Fuse, Slate, the Wall Street Journal, SB Nation, and many more.   In addition, YouTube also provided a little insight into how their original channels have been performing since their launch.

  • Our top 25 original channels are now averaging over a million views every week
  • 800 million of your are watching 4 billion hours every month, that’s up from 3 billion hours earlier this year
  • The number of people subscribing has doubled y/y
  • And partners this year are reaching the 100k subscriber mark 5x faster than they were just two years ago

There is no word on when these will go live, but some of them already are, while others are providing a sneak peak.  You can browse the whole list here.