Originally Posted by reddoak
This is stupider than someone complaining about an article in a free flyer... because they don't like the paper it's printed on.
If you don't want to register and watch it, then don't. If you want to register, at no cost, and watch it whenever you want to rather than waiting for a different advertisement supported venue, then you can.
Honestly, what a bunch of whiners... and not the people bitching about the content, the idiots bitching because they refuse to sign up.
You completely missed the point. Go Away.
Originally Posted by ricochet
It takes time to get into the platforms your describe. We can either a) make you wait months to see the episodes on those platforms, or B) offer them instantly with a simple membership wall while we work on wider distribution through TV and streaming platforms. Fact is, the shows will not be accepted into broadcast or other streaming platforms if they're already freely available online. We're playing the long game.
Also, to compare to Drive. That series is fully funded by Google specifically for YouTube. There is no other way that an online ad-based show like that is economically viable and, if/when Google decides it doesn't want to front the money anymore, it will go away (as many other shows have from YouTube.)
Here's the problem. If I search for a XV review on google, your site does not come up. If I search on youtube for the same, you do not come up in the top searches. Your content DOES NOT EXIST to most of your target audience. All you can do is go on Subaru forums and guide people to your site. This is not a viable model for online distribution.
Yes, Drive is huge now and gets money but they started small (remember FLD Detour?) and many others did as well. Youtube does not guarantee income but at least you get exposure, right now I doubt you get exposure or income. If you're not ready to distribute then you went into production too early....