Published on January 18th, 2012 | by Steven Hodson


Reuters launches a news channel on YouTube

Much ado was made recently when YouTube announced that they were going to be investing $100 million to bring original programming to the site to help counter its cat video reputation and attempt to legitimize its video service as a viable competitor to standard television.

While much of YouTube’s plans are still up in the air Reuters announced the launch of their ReutersTV channel on YouTube and on the site. Not much is being made of this news so far in the wider tech blogosphere given that everyone is caught up with the whole anti-SOPA black-out silliness but this strikes me as a fairly important move by a premier news agency.

Not only does this move by Reuters provide YouTube with a shining example of what is possible it also gives Reuters the classic first to market advantage in this area that anyone coming after them will have to compete with.

Currently ReutersTV has launched with ten programs that will feature reports and commentary from Reuters journalists from around the world as well an investigative program, a presidential campaign trail program, and a media related program.

Speaking about the move, Reuters head of programming, Dan Colarusso said the deal allowed Reuters to showcase content from across the globe and added the channel would “offer unique insights and images that other media companies simply can’t match.”

via New Media Age

Here is the complete list of ReutersTV programs that you will find on their YouTube channel.

  • Reuters Investigates Featuring investigative journalism and special reports from around the world
  • The Trail Reuters political reporters covering the presidential candidates on the campaign trail
  • Felix TV Hosted by Reuters finance blogger Felix Salmon
  • Media Bite Coverage of the media world from Peter Lauria, editor of technology, media & telecommunications
  • Tech Tonic With Anthony De Rosa, Reuters Digital’s social media editor
  • Freeland File Interviews of top newsmakers with Reuters Digital editor Chrystia Freeland
  • Fast Forward Commentary programme hosted by Chrystia Freeland and featuring David Rohde, Rob Cox, Bethany McLean, David Cay Johnston, Steven Brill and James Ledbetter
  • Money Clip With Lauren Young, personal finance editor and former editor at BusinessWeek and SmartMoney
  • Rough Cuts Showcase of news videos shot by Reuters video journalists from around the world. Presented by Jen Rogers
  • Decoder Exploring topical news stories from the debt ceiling to the Strait of Hormuz



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