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Fullscreen 'YouTube Red rival' to close in January

Fullscreen 'YouTube Red rival' to close in January

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Online talent management firm Fullscreen is closing the subscription video platform it set up last year to rival YouTube's premium tier.The service promised to produce "higher quality" programmes featuring popular YouTube and social media stars.Fullscreen said it had attracted "hundreds of thousands" of paying customers but wanted to focus its investment in areas with more "immediate impact".The service will close in January.At its launch in April 2016, the service featured programmes by British comedians Jack Howard and Dean Dobbs, and US vlogger Shane Dawson.There was also a catalogue of old television programmes such as Dawson's Creek.The service did regularly add new programmes to its offering but laid off some of its staff in September to "streamline operations". "When we set out to l...