How does a start-up streaming video service compete with original series like “Top Gear” and “Orange is the New Black”? We don’t know, we’re just on YouTube and have more than a million subscribers (thank you so much, by the way). But will a comedy series be the end of Verizon’s go90 service?
It might not really end up as a “Fatal Decision” on Verizon’s part, but CollegeHumor production team Big Breakfast are hoping to gain some mainstream prominence with a new 52-episode comedy series scheduled releases happening every Wednesday. It’s go90’s first original series.
The plot revolves around a demoralized IT support technician who spends time at work shooting his own action-genre TV show while co-workers interrupt him while he’s doing his “job.”
YouTube will continue to be CollegeHumor’s cash cow with over 4 billion accumulated views, but it will also start moving 10 clips a month to go90 as well.
Meanwhile, go90 has a potential audience of nearly 111 million Verizon subscribers, so we’ll see how this goes for them — the viewers, Big Breakfast and Verizon.