Radio & Television

Are YouTube channels the new specialty TV?

TORONTO – New research shows more and more Canadians turning to YouTube for entertainment and information – and that they are spending far more time there than just watching short cat clips.According to Toronto’s Solutions Research Group, 80% of online Canadians now watch YouTube content monthly and that time spent with YouTube videos is trending up from 2012 and 2013 levels. “We’re also seeing uptick in subscriptions to YouTube lifestyle channels such as beauty & fashion, cooking and health. Family category is also growing.“Are YouTube channels the new specialty TV?” asks the research, which was a survey of 1,000 online...