All YouTube Original series will soon be available to watch on the platform for free with advertisements.
YouTube announced the news at their eight annual Brandcast on 2 May.
Among some of the shows which will be available for free is Cobra Kai, a sequel to the 1984 Karate Kid movie.
The Emmy nominated series recently premiered its season two and received 20 million views in six days.
YouTube confirmed this makes the series “the most in-demand digital original series in the world right now”.
According to TechCrunch, season one of Cobra Kai will be available for free from 29 August to 11 September. Starting on 11 September, season two will be available for free, with one episode released weekly.
In a blog post about the news, YouTube said having their original series available to watch for free “gives advertisers more opportunities to engage with a broader audience, drive meaningful results and align with top Hollywood talent and YouTube creators”.
YouTube original series are currently only available for those subscribed to YouTube Premium, a service which launched in 2015 as YouTube Red and was rebranded as YouTube Premium last year.
For £11.99 a month, YouTube Premium offers ad-free and offline viewing for all videos on its site as well as access to YouTube Music and YouTube Originals.
YouTube also announced at the event that they are currently working on “a top secret project with Justin Bieber“.
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