YouTube Red launched October 2015 as a paid subscription service for ad-free YouTube videos and original programming. Instead of paying creators based on ad revenue, YouTube pays creators based on watch time and volume of videos streamed relative to all other videos on the service. YouTube Red has made inroads into original programming with movies, documentaries, and reality and scripted series from homegrown creators.

What to expect at NewFronts
Online entertainment itself is at a tipping point.
YouTube’s Jenn McAllister sets her sights on scripted comedy
The YouTube Red star dishes on her new series, 'Foursome.'
‘Scare PewDiePie’ wins by turning the YouTube gamer into a leading man
Even for a viewer who doesn't follow him, 'Scare PewDiePie' dishes comedy and makes you fall for him.
YouTube Red is a serious pay raise for creators, says Hank Green
Those are some dramatic increases in ad revenue.
As its paywall offerings go live, YouTube Red meets mixed reactions
And some YouTube users are seeing red in response to this new service.
‘Dance Camp’ and ‘Unicorn Island’ position YouTube Red as the cut-rate Nickelodeon
YouTube is understandably kicking things off where it knows it already has fans.
First wave of premium, paywall content coming to YouTube next week
'Lazer Team,' 'A Trip To Unicorn Island,' and 'Dance Camp' all hit YouTube Feb. 10
YouTube star says paid subscription views from Red worth 20 times more
Three months later, content creators measure out their returns.
YouTube Red angles for streaming rights for TV and movies
Licensed content with a higher-budget feel might be making its way to the service in 2016.
Here’s your first look at PewDiePie’s horror webseries ‘Scare PewDiePie’
'It's me being put into live horror scenarios.'
Meet YouTube Music, the video platform’s standalone music app
Can YouTube differentiate itself from the steep competition in the streaming space?
The streaming wars are coming to your favorite podcast
If you're confused about why Serial is streaming on Pandora, here's some answers.
YouTube Red confirms it will pay content creators during free trial period
Google Play subscriptions will cover your free trial.
Vlogbrothers say they turned down YouTube Red, remain skeptical of service
Hank Green reveals they turned down the opportunity.
PewDiePie and the ‘Walking Dead’ creators will join forces for YouTube Red series
If you love watching PewDiePie scream to videos games, you'll love this.