In a reversal of the poles between YouTube and television, Maker Studios announced Monday that it is creating a branded block of specials that will air on parent company’s Disney Channel and Disney XD.
The alpha YouTube multichannel network, which Disney paid nearly $1 billion for back in March, also is working on TV-first content for Disney Channels Worldwide.
The unscripted specials will be hosted by Maker’s YouTube stars as well as the Disney channels’ talent, and will showcase clips of top Maker content around specific themes. The first of its kind is expected this month as part of Disney Channel’s annual “Monstober” programming block, and will highlight Maker’s best Halloween-themed content.
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