Digital media company TYT Network has canceled three of its digital shows, including “What the Flick?!,” “Pop Trigger,” and “Nerd Alert,” VideoInk has confirmed. The company also laid off a small portion of its staff, though it declined to comment how many.
“TYT Network made programming changes that resulted in retiring entertainment shows in order to double down and focus on being the Home of Progressives. These entertainment shows had a great run and we will miss them,” a TYT spokesperson told VideoInk. “We want to thank every host and producer, past and present, for their hard work and dedication.”
“What the Flick?!,” “Pop Trigger,” and “Nerd Alert,” all had rather lackluster performances. Combined, the three YouTube channels had just over 1 million subscribers and about 500 million total views, which is stark in comparison to The Young Turks’ main channel which has over 4 million subscribers and 4 billion views.
Going forward, the company is expected to increase its focus on news and politics and will continue to focus on linear programming in partnership with streaming TV services such as Pluto and Xumo.
“At TYT, the Home of Progressives, we are energized by our renewed focus on the news and politics coverage that has dominated the network,” the spokesperson added. “It is more important now than ever to channel our resources and hold the establishment accountable.”