I am absolutely thrilled to share with you some big news in our world. As you may know, on Friday, Google announced a massive, global effort to produce thousands of hours of exclusive premium content on YouTube.
What you probably haven’t heard yet is that I will be part of the 100+ channels joining the YouTube channel expansion! Beginning later this month, you can find me at the new eHow Home channel. We are excited to join the ranks of some of the world’s top content producers, including the Wall Street Journal, Thomson Reuters, Hearst Magazines and celebrities such as Madonna, Ashton Kutcher, Lance Armstrong and Shaquille O’Neal.
Our new eHow Home YouTube channel will focus largely on a new house and garden that I am building at Moss Mountain Farm, home to the taping of both our PBS and syndicated shows. The home will be small and affordable and designed in the vernacular style typical of the 1830s. While traditional in style, it will be built with sustainable building methods, technologies, products, and with energy conservation in mind.
Aside from the sheer joy it’s going to be to begin building a new home on the farm, there’s also the thrill of being part of making history. Google has a bold, aggressive vision to build the future of media, and we are honored to be joining the best in content providers to make it happen. We’re ready for the challenge and to bring our experience, knowledge and passion of home and garden to viewers around the world.
Our partner on this new venture is the very seasoned Demand Media (NYSE: DMD), based in Santa Monica, Calif., a company ranked among YouTube’s most visited sites. Demand Media will oversee the eHow Home channel, and our team will be providing all the content, which will be filmed in Arkansas, with the majority of filming taking place at Moss Mountain Farm.
For a full list of the new YouTube channels, click here.
To read the full news release with all the details, click here.
To see a sneak peek video and subscribe to the eHow Home Channel, click here.
We hope you’ll check us out on YouTube and get the inside scoop on building a green home (inside and out) from the ground up, not to mention all sorts of other great tips and projects to unify your home and garden. See you on YouTube!