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As it builds up its bouquet before official launch in the UK, YouTube has teamed up with British superstar creators to produce two brand new original series for subscription streaming service, YouTube Premium.
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The subscription service that gives access to YouTube original films and series, a premium music service and an ads-free experience across YouTube. YouTube Premium is currently available in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea, coming to the UK.

The two new shows are F2 Finding Football and The Sidemen Show. Produced by Whistle Sports, the former follows football skill pioneers Billy Wingrove and Jeremy Lynch (The F2) as they explore the beautiful game and unique pitches around the world in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Iceland, France, Thailand and other places. The hosts and their guests take on adventures in every episode from creating their own version of a Japanese game show with Steve Aoki (DJ), making a Western movie in Hollywood with Blink 182’s Travis Barker (Blink-182) and much more. Additional celebrity guests in the series include singer and actress Becky G, EDM duo Krewella, rappers A$AP Ferg and Lil Jon, and electro rock band Sigur Ros.

The Sidemen Show is one half reality, one half drama, and, says YouTube, “three halves mayhem”. The seven Sidemen brave experiences rarely seen in striking destinations across the globe, as they strive to conquer the elements with a variety of surprises along the way. The Sidemen Show is produced by Blue Ant Media stablemates: Los Angeles-based short- and long-form digital series producer Blue Ant Digital Studios and UK-based studio Antenna Pictures. In the series, travel, sports and adventure fans alike can tune in to watch The Sidemen travel the world while being physically and creatively challenged by Steve Aoki, Bear Grylls, Jack Whitehall, Nicole Scherzinger, Steve-O, Kristian Nairn and Jme.

“At YouTube, we continue to support incredible European creators and the stories they want to share with the whole world,” remarked Luke Hyams, head of YouTube originals in EMEA. “F2 Finding Football is a show that will captivate global audiences as it explores the many ways people are inspired by the beautiful game in some of the most football-obsessed countries in the world... We are [also] very proud of the continued success of the Sidemen as creators, entrepreneurs and now action heroes and believe this show will appeal to both existing and new Sideman fans.”

F2 Finding Football will premiere on the F2Freestyler’s YouTube Channel on 13 June, just in time for the World Cup. The Sidemen Show will premiere and air on The Sidemen’s YouTube Channel and its first episode will be free for the public to view and enjoy on 18 June. The remaining episodes will be available with an upgrade to YouTube Premium.