Here TV Goes Global With Subscription YouTube Channel Launch
BY Daniel Villarreal
May 09 2013 3:31 PM ET
The LGBT-focused TV network Here Television today launched its new YouTube paid channel, making more than 100 episodes of original programs available online for a monthly or yearly subscription fee.
Entire seasons of the network's shows and documentaries will now be available worldwide, on demand, in HD through televisions, computers, and mobile devices.
Some of these shows include the horror series Dante's Cove and The Lair, Sherry Vine's drag variety show She's Living for This!, the marriage equality documentary Pride & Groom, and Jim Morrison's political talk show For & Against.
More programs and episodes will be added each month, and viewers can watch 30 seconds of each show before subscribing.
"We are very excited to launch our YouTube paid channel to bring our expansive, original, LGBT programming to a new global viewing platform," said John Mongiardo, Here TV's senior vice president of programming operations.
The YouTube platform will allow the network to reach more than a billion viewers in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Spain, France, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Russia, and Brazil.
Josh Rosenzweig, senior vice president of original programming and development for Here TV, said, "As we continue to create original shows, series, and movies, this new channel will allow us to have a fresh and extensive global perspective in both the development of new content and attracting an entirely new audience."
Here Television, which is The Advocate's sister network as both are owned by Here Media, is currently in its 10th year of operation and remains the only TV network in the world focused solely on LGBT programming.