BuzzFeed partners with CNN for YouTube channel

BuzzFeed has partnered with CNN to create a YouTube video channel. (All Rights Reserved)

BuzzFeed has partnered with CNN to create a YouTube video channel. (All Rights Reserved)

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BuzzFeed, a social news site, meme aggregator and home of both serious and light-hearted stories, has partnered with news outlet CNN and YouTube to create an online video channel.

The channel, hosted on YouTube and called CNN Buzzfeed, will focus on serious news stories created in a manner designed to be shared over social networks. Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Jon Steinberg, BuzzFeed's Chief Operating Officer, stated that the site will initially be producing around three videos a week for the new channel.

Buzzfeed is also known for its focus on wacky stories from around the web, meme aggregation and of course, the internet favorite, cat pictures. The site already has several other YouTube channels, such as BuzzFeed Food and BuzzFeed Yellow, all of which can be accessed from youtube.com/user/BuzzFeed.

Earlier this year YouTube announced the introduction of a limited number of pay-per-view channels, including the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), in a move that takes the channel away from its initial role as purely a user-generated video content platform.

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