YouTube Announces New Shows From Maker Studios, Machinima

Online video site YouTube said yesterday that it has launched a new set of original shows and channels, including two from Southern California's entertainment talent pool. YouTube said it has launched a new channel around Tribeca Enterprises, the firm behind the Tribeca Film Festival, which will be powered by Maker Studios, and also will launch a Halo-themed live action series from Los Angeles-based Machinima, called "Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn". The Tribeca/Maker channel is called the "Picture Show" and is expected to debut later this year, and the Halo title will debut later this year on both Machinima and Halo Waypoint.