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YouTube unveils ‘Geek Week’ programming

The video site will air a block of niche programming focused on superheroes, comics, gaming, science and sci-fi across more than 100 channels in the U.S. and UK from August 4 to 10. (Pictured: 'Geek Week' trailer)
July 24, 2013

YouTube is rallying geeks and nerds around a week of niche programming focused on superheroes, comics, gaming, science and sci-fi.

The video site’s inaugural ‘Geek Week’ will run from August 4 to 10 and is produced in conjunction with website Nerdist in the U.S. and Channel Flip in the UK. Programming will include series premieres, new videos and creative collaborations across more than 100 channels.

“With more than half of our top 20 non-music channels dedicated to geek culture, YouTube has become a top destination for fans everywhere to create, share and watch geek content,” said Danielle Tiedt, YouTube’s chief marketing officer, in a statement. “We’re excited to shine a spotlight on this global community during ‘Geek Week’ and debut all-new videos and series created by some of our most popular channel partners.”

Each day of ‘Geek Week’ is hosted by a different channel, which will intro the day’s highlights in a daily video. Non-fiction offerings, such as ‘Braniac Tuesday,’ will air across YouTube’s science, education and knowledge channels, including Veritasium and The Spangler Effect in the U.S. and Head Squeeze and Flow in the UK.

For a full run-down of the ‘Geek Week’ schedule, check out YouTube’s blog.

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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