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The Next Step In The Social Media Revolution! YouTube To Begin Airing Original Content In 2012!

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And so the next generation of YouTube begins!

The website announced plans yesterday to create dozens of channels with original content from a variety of high profile producers, including Jay-Z, Ashton Kutcher, and Amy Poehler, marking its official jump into professional programming!

And it's not just celebs - Reuters, Electus, Slate and The Wall Street Journal will also be contributing!

According to global head of content partnerships Robert Kyncl:

“Today, the Web is bringing us entertainment from an even wider range of talented producers, and many of the defining channels of the next generation are being born, and watched, on YouTube.”

The new initiative will apparently generate around 25 hours of new content a day, and are expected to launch next year!

Wow! This is a ballsy move!

But if it actually works - we're looking at a whole new way to watch TV! We wonder what this will mean for cable companies?!

Get ready, social media! We predict this is going to be MASSIVE!

And check out a list of some of the new channels….AFTER THE JUMP!

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Creator Of Skins Quits! What Will Happen To The Series?

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Aw man! It will be a shame to see him go!

The future of the smash UK series Skins has gone into jeapordy now that it's been announced that series creator Jamie Brittain has called it quits, with a spokesman for the network Channel 4 revealing:

"Jamie has decided after five hit series to move on to write new projects and we wish him well. Skins is written by a team of young writers who are hard at work on the new series which is currently in pre-production."

And Brittain himself elaborates:

"I've just said everything I wanted to say. It's time for new writers to come forward and portray their truth about teenagers. I'm really sad to leave, but I'm confident that the writing and production team I've left behind will do an awesome job."

With him gone, as well as his co-cretor Bryan Elsley having left to work on the American remake, current assistant producer Toby Welch and script producer Neil Ducan have taken over running the next season, but if ratings don't improve, that could be the last!

We certainly hope not! Here's hoping that the new writers can breathe some fresh air into the series, and it will leave to see another generation of disillusioned teens!

What do U think?? Has Skins passed its prime?

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