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YouTube Red to expand to ‘up to 100 more countries’

Chief executive reveals major expansion plans

Susan Wojcici, chief executive of YouTube, has said the company is looking to expand its subscription service YouTube Red to “up to 100 more countries.”

Speaking at Recode’s Code Media conference in California, Wojcicki said that YouTube will be looking to expand its Red service “to many more countries” but didn’t reveal any further details.

The service has been expected to launch into the UK and Europe at some point in 2018. It is currently only available in the US, Australia, Korea, Mexico and New Zealand.

YouTube Red was launched in October 2015, offering viewers an ad-free version of the service, as well as the ability to watch videos offline and play videos in the background of mobile devices.