OLD Media Moves

Reuters launches TV channel on YouTube

January 17, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

Reuters launched Tuesday Reuters TV, a new YouTube channel featuring 10 news, commentary and analysis programs covering hard news, finance, politics, technology and special Reuters investigations.

The programming, which will appear on Reuters.com and on Reuters redesigned YouTube channel, marks Reuters entry into the rapidly growing business of online video programming. Reuters is employing an editing style suited for Internet programming and does not mimic traditional TV.

“This deal with YouTube gives Reuters a way to showcase our collection of talented journalists and compelling video from around the world,” said Dan Colarusso, Reuters global head of programming. “It will offer unique insights and images that other media companies simply can’t match.”

Reuters is the biggest news provider among the nearly 100 partners YouTube is working with as it creates original Internet-based programming and reinvents itself as a channel-based video site.

The new shows were developed by television news veteran and Reuters global executive producer Barclay Palmer. They highlight a high-energy, high-quality production style.

The shows will include “Freeland File,” with Reuters Digital editor Chrystia Freeland interviewing top news makers, and “Felix TV,” featuring Reuters blogger Felix Salmon.

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