Alex Carloss

YouTube makes premium content investment pledge

YouTube has announced plans to fund videos from some of its “top creators” in its latest effort to help support premium content on the site. In a blog post, YouTube said “we feel the time is right to make another important investment in our creators” having initially invested in 100 original US channels in 2011 […]

Peter Chernin buys into YouTube channel operator

Peter Chernin’s investment vehicle has bought a stake in Base79, the digital company that operates a bouquet of YouTube channels. The Chernin Group (TCG) has paid US$10 million for a 25% stake in the company, which said it will use the cash to invest in technology and to launch channels in new territories. The company […]