YouTube cancels four shows as it continues Premium pullback

YouTube has cancelled four  shows as it continues to roll back its Premium strategy and sets its focus on free-to-view unscripted shows and specials.

Axed titles will include Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television, Champaign ILL, Sideswiped and Do You Want to See a Dead Body.

The news arrives shortly after Bloomberg revealed that the Google-owned business has stopped accepting pitches for pricey scripted titles.

“Our goal is to create amazing programming focused on music, education, YouTube creators and some lighthouse shows,” said Susanne Daniels, global head of original content for YouTube. “We just had our most successful year to date and will soon announce a slate of new and returning hits.”

Several scripted hits including Cobra KaiStep Up, Liza on Demand and Impulse will continue on the platform.

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