YouTube Red Originals get first release on Feb. 10 First wave includes Scare PewDiePie and RoosterTeeth's Lazer Team

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In an announcement on their official blog, YouTube revealed the first batch of YouTube Red exclusive content that will release on February 10, 2016.

Four pieces of content will release through the YouTube Red channel exclusively for members to the company’s new paid subscription service.

Lazer Team, a sci-fi movie by RoosterTeeth Productions and Fullscreen Films, was crowdfunded in July of 2014. The film is currently doing a limited release run in theaters. The plot is described on the film’s website as four “small town losers” who find an alien ship and weapons, and get pulled into a plot to save Earth.

Scare PewDiePie stars popular Let’s Player Felix Kjellberg. Skybound Entertainment produces the series under the direction of Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman. It will feature the popular Swedish YouTuber being put into original situations based off of tropes from horror games.

A Trip to Unicorn Island is a documentary by the production company Astronauts Wanted. It follows YouTube comedian/dancer/rapper Lilly Singh, also known by her username IISuperwomanII, as it follows her on a worldwide tour. The movie also documents her rise in popularity on the video platform.

Dance Camp is another feature length film offered through the service, created by AwesomenessTV. It follows Hunter, played by Nadji Jeter, as he is unwillingly sent to a summer dance camp.

While other content was previously announced for the service, they have received no release date. These include content from other popular YouTubers such as Joey Graceffa, Toby Turner, and the Fine Brothers, as well as companies such as College Humor.

YouTube Red is $9.99 a month and allows viewers to watch all of YouTube without advertisements. The company has not yet revealed any specific information regarding how many paying members they have gained over the product’s three month span.

The service is currently only available in the United States, but the original announcement in October 2015 stated they planned to roll out to more countries “soon”. The content will be available for no extra charge for paying members, non-subscribers. Those outside the U.S. will be able to purchase them either through YouTube directly or on the Google Play Store. Pricing for these locations is not currently available.

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