Chief content officer Sam Reich talks YouTube, podcasts and the future of Dropout
With two new cast members on its team, CollegeHumor is kicking up the investment in its $5.99-per-month streaming service, Dropout. Lily Du (“Broad City,” “The President Show”) and comedian Tao Yang, whose hires were announced Tuesday morning, are part of the company’s plan to produce at least one series a month for its streaming service, chief content officer Sam Reich told TheWrap.
The move signals a growing investment in Dropout, but the new focus on a subscription-based SVOD also raises questions for the future of CollegeHumor’s YouTube channel, which boasts 13 million subscribers and more than 6 billion views.
The 13 year-old YouTube page has been the brand’s main way of distributing content an...
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