or


[10/18/21 - 08:25 AM]
YouTube Originals Announces Premiere Dates and Offers First Look at Slate of Sustainability Series and Specials Starting October 23 with "Dear Earth"
The upcoming YouTube Originals programming slate aims to address sustainability challenges the world faces and offer solutions that can be adopted to inspire change.

[via press release from YouTube]

YOUTUBE ORIGINALS ANNOUNCES PREMIERE DATES AND OFFERS FIRST LOOK AT SLATE OF SUSTAINABILITY SERIES AND SPECIALS STARTING OCTOBER 23 WITH "DEAR EARTH"

GLOBAL SPECIAL EVENT FEATURES PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, BLACKPINK, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, SUNDAR PICHAI, THE MUPPETS PLUS MANY MORE AND KICKS OFF A WEEK OF PROGRAMMING THAT CELEBRATES THE PLANET AND INSPIRES ACTION

LOS ANGELES, CA, October 18, 2021 -- YouTube Originals unveiled today the full schedule and first looks at its October sustainability slate that launches on Saturday, October 23 with "Dear Earth," a global celebration of the planet that brings together a wide-range of global leaders, celebrities, musicians, and creators ready to educate, inspire and motivate audiences to create a better and more sustainable planet.

The upcoming YouTube Originals programming slate aims to address sustainability challenges the world faces and offer solutions that can be adopted to inspire change. The week of sustainability premieres includes:

Saturday, October 23

· "Dear Earth" - Watch the trailer HERE - Set a Reminder HERE

In the lead up to the UN's Climate Change Conference (COP 26), and following the format of last year's impactful "Dear Class of 2020," "Dear Earth" is a 100 minute special event that inspires viewers to join the sustainability movement. Featuring an opening address from Kermit the Frog, keynote addresses from leaders like President Barack Obama, a keynote address and performance by KPOP supergroup BLACKPINK, dramatic feats by pro cyclist Danny MacAskill and skier JT Holmes that bring to life the realities of climate change, as well as creators like Dream, ZHC and Odd1sOut sharing practical ways to get involved and make a difference, and much more. Climate Change affects us all... even SpongeBob SquarePants who also joins "Dear Earth" to give a special performance.

· "Climate Games" - Media Assets HERE

"Climate Games" follows YouTube creators and elite athletes over two special episodes as they undertake spectacular challenges designed to deliver a key climate message. Skier JT Holmes and creator Physics Girl team up to measure how quickly the ice is melting on the snowy mountains of British Columbia, and pro cyclist Danny MacAskill is given free reign at a renewable energy factory where he attempts a series of tricks designed to demonstrate the percentage of the world's energy that currently comes from renewable sources.

Monday, October 25

· "Seat at the Table" - Watch the trailer HERE

"Seat at the Table" is an 11-part series that follows YouTube creator and climate activist Jack Harries on a 100-day trip across the UK to uncover the often overlooked voices of the young people whose lives are being most affected by the climate crisis, both in the UK and elsewhere around the world. The testimonies of the young people Jack speaks to will form the basis of an impactful film which Jack will present to world leaders at COP26 in Glasgow. The series also features appearances from key voices on the subject including Sir David Attenborough, Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE & Simon Amstell, alongside YouTube creators Jamal Edwards & Rachel Ama.

Tuesday, October 26

· "Shut It Off ASAP" - Watch the trailer HERE

AsapSCIENCE - Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown - are two city boys leaving the comfort of their YouTube channel and heading to the countryside. "Shut It Off ASAP" takes Mitch and Greg to a remote farm in Canada where they try their hand at turning off access to their basic needs in order to find sustainable alternatives. Over six episodes, they'll turn off access to necessities like Food, Power, Water, Cooling, and some guilty pleasures while incorporating alternatives ASAP. They'll use hard science to go green with everything from regenerative farming to a hot tub powered by garbage. FarmTubers, First Nations guides, and experts will join them to help execute a vision of living completely off the grid and deliver takeaways that can be replicated back at home.

Wednesday, October 27

· "Brave Mission: Rewild the Planet" - Watch the trailer HERE

From YouTube's Brave Wilderness and Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way and Madica Productions in partnership with Re:wild, "Brave Mission: Rewild the Planet" is an edge-of-your seat global expedition led by Mark Vins of Brave Wilderness; featuring hands-on experiences with the planet's most breathtaking endangered species and the local guardians who sacrifice everything in the battle to save them and the ecosystems they call home. Vins heads to Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and meets with the legendary Emanuel de Merode and trackers - women and men who put their lives on the line to protect the country's mountain gorillas - for a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with the world's largest primates. Vins explores how the environmental impact of an illegal coal trade is threatening both human and gorilla ways of life and how a new sustainable energy solution may be the answer to saving them all.

Thursday, October 28

· "SiGNALS" - Watch the trailer HERE

"SiGNALS" is the abridged story of our relationship with plastic - from the origins and lifecycle of a plastic bottle to the myths of recycling. A live-action and animation mash-up, told through a series of chapters, "SiGNALS" is a call to action for the internet age. Produced by artists and activists from around the world (Japan, Hawaii and the United States, South Africa, Indonesia, Netherlands, Germany, and more), each chapter also takes on a different format - from stop-motion animation to photorealistic CG to live-action comedy. "SiGNALS" stars Bretman Rock as the voice of a plastic bottle and is created by Mackenzie Sheppard (Cannes Young Director Award winner) and Kaz Firpo (Eternals), who co-produced with Airi Yamawaki.

Saturday, October 30

· "YouTube Originals Presents: TED Countdown"

In partnership with TED Countdown, a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, YouTube Originals presents TED's latest free, virtual global livestream event on October 30. In the leadup to COP26, viewers can tune in to the livestream on TED's YouTube channel and catch the biggest highlights from their recent summit featuring speakers addressing a realistic pathway to a net zero future.

YouTube's investment in sustainability programming is just one part of Google's ongoing commitments to climate action - from products to operations - sustainability is a part of everything Google does. YouTube Originals sustainability slate will also support our nonprofit partners Count Us In (through Leaders' Quest Foundation USA), who's ambitious goal is to inspire 1 billion citizens to significantly reduce their carbon pollution and challenge leaders to deliver bold, global change, as well as Re:wild, an organization that works to protect and restore the diversity of life on Earth through innovative collaborations. The sustainability slate will have the Donate Now button feature enabled (where available) to raise funds for these organizations and help fight against climate change.

Susanne Daniels is Global Head of Original Content for YouTube. Nadine Zylstra is Head of Family, Learning and Impact for YouTube Originals and Luke Hyams is Head of YouTube Originals, EMEA.

About YouTube Originals:

YouTube Originals are award-winning series, specials and livestream events for YouTube's two billion active monthly users that entertain, inspire, connect, and educate audiences through authentic storytelling from YouTube creators, music artists and celebrities. By tapping into the platform's growing global community, fan engagement product capabilities, and innovative content, YouTube Originals amplify the most popular and unique aspects of YouTube. Fans can experience YouTube Originals content for free through the standard YouTube platform (ad-supported), or through a paid subscription to YouTube Premium, which adds ad-free, bonus/exclusive content, and early binge access to select programming. YouTube Originals are available in over 100 countries worldwide. Keep up with the latest YouTube news by visiting the global platform's official blog at https://blog.youtube/.

About Re:wild:

Re:wild protects and restores the wild as the most effective solution to the interconnected climate, biodiversity and human health crises. Founded by a group of renowned conservation scientists together with Leonardo DiCaprio, Re:wild is a force multiplier that brings together Indigenous peoples, local communities, influential leaders, nongovernmental organizations, governments, companies and the public to protect and rewild at the scale and speed we need. Learn more at rewild.org.

About Count Us In:

Count Us In is a community of people and organisations taking practical steps to protect what they love from climate change before it is too late. Launched at TED Countdown in October 2020, Count Us In's mission is to inspire 1 billion people by 2030 to significantly reduce their carbon pollution, and challenge leaders to act boldly to deliver global systems change. It brings together sport, business, faith, youth and civil society to protect what you love, make changes that matter, do good for you too, and add up to something bigger. Count Us In is supported by LQ Foundation-USA (Future Stewards), which drives ambitious collaborations and wise leadership development in service of a regenerative future. LQ Foundation-USA supports Count Us In through LQ Foundation, its UK-based sister organization, which holds legal and fiduciary responsibility for Count Us In. Learn more at count-us-in.org.





  [october 2021]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· SEAT AT THE TABLE (YOUTUBE)
· SHUT IT OFF ASAP (YOUTUBE)





[12/03/21 - 12:11 PM]
discovery+ and ID Highlights - Weeks of December 20 and December 27
The latest additions include the new special "The Hillside Strangler" on Tuesday, December 28.

[12/03/21 - 12:04 PM]
Science Channel Uncovers Discoveries from Ancient History in Two All-New Specials Airing This Month
Look for "Valley of the Queens" on Sunday, December 5; followed by "Secrets of the Celtic Grave" on Sunday, December 12.

[12/03/21 - 11:02 AM]
Video: "1883" - Official Trailer - Paramount+
Staring Academy Award nominee Sam Elliott and country music stars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.

[12/03/21 - 11:00 AM]
The CW Network Explores the Competitive World of HBCU Band Culture in New Docu-Series "March"
The eight-part series debuts on Monday, January 24 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT) and then moves to Sundays starting February 27 (9:00-10:00 ET/PT).

[12/03/21 - 10:32 AM]
Peacock Announces New YA Animated Series "Supernatural Academy," Premiere Date and Main Cast
The series, due on January 20, is the adaptation of the best-selling series from Jaymin Eve, chronicling an otherworldly adventure of sisters marked at birth.

[12/03/21 - 10:32 AM]
"A Discovery of Witches" Season 3 Debuts January 8 on Sundance Now, Shudder and AMC+
The epic conclusion of the acclaimed saga finds Matthew (Matthew Goode) and Diana (Teresa Palmer) returning from 1590 to present day and combating what they left behind.

[12/03/21 - 10:00 AM]
WE tv Expands Hit Franchise with a Third Compelling Series "Love During Lockup" Premiering Friday, January 7 at 9 PM ET on WE tv
"Love During Lockup" follows even more riveting firsts through the early stages of love, with plenty of romance, suspicion, and investigation, all long before a scheduled prison release.

[12/03/21 - 10:00 AM]
FOX Renews Hit Competition Series "Lego Masters" for Season Three
"I'm excited to be a part of TV's longest running, unscripted, Danish toy building show," said host Will Arnett.

[12/03/21 - 10:00 AM]
Start the New Year Off with Mystery and Adventure - The Season Two Premiere Event for Disney Channel's "Secrets of Sulphur Springs" Debuts on Jan. 14
An initial batch of episodes will also be rolled out on Disney+ and the MVPD VOD platforms around the linear launch.

[12/03/21 - 08:20 AM]
Video: Meet the Queens of Season 14! - "RuPaul's Drag Race"
"RuPaul's Drag Race" season 14 premieres Friday, January 7 on VH1.

[12/03/21 - 08:01 AM]
Video: "Finding Magic Mike" - Official Trailer - HBO Max
From executive producers Channing Tatum and Steven Soderbergh comes an exhilarating and sexy series that will transform a group of men into real-life Magic Mikes.

[12/03/21 - 07:01 AM]
Video: "Tiger King: The Doc Antle Story" - Official Trailer - Netflix
More outrageous allegations. More eye-opening revelations. The mind-blowing saga of Joe Exotic, Carole Baskin and Jeff Lowe is far from over.

[12/03/21 - 06:01 AM]
Video: "Peacemaker" - Official Trailer - HBO Max
Give peace a fucking chance. "Peacemaker" arrives on HBO Max this January.

[12/03/21 - 02:01 AM]
Video: "Stay Close" - Official Trailer - Netflix
When Carlton Flynn vanishes 17 years to the night after Stewart Green did, it sets off a chain reaction in the lives of people connected to both men.

[12/02/21 - 07:01 PM]
Video: "STAND BY ME Doraemon 2" - Official Teaser - Netflix Anime
Nobita travels to the future to show his beloved grandma his bride, but adult Nobita has fled his own wedding. Can he ever be a good husband to Shizuka?