Premium cable channel Starz is attempting to become a serious competitor in the online comedy programming game with the announcement of its new YouTube channel, Union Pool. Attempting to compete with the growing popularity of comedy web series on the number one video site, Union Pool is launching with three original series.
One show is called, Tvoovies an animated mash-up of TV shows and movie spoofs, such as, Jurassic Parks and Rec. Another, Hollywood Acting Studio, follows a failed Hollywood performer teaching acting classes at a local community college. The third is an animated show about seafaring puppets called, Captain Cornelius Cartoon’s Cartoon Lagoon. The push for original comedic content has been a growing trend as companies attempt to grab as much of the video streaming pie as they can. Check out the channel’s intro video below.