In light of the changes that we’ve had to make with regards to our main channel, we have decided to shift some content over to a new channel that will only focus on content that is more “controversial” in nature.
Mixing many different types of content on one channel is not a bad idea, as a good amount of diversity is always good to have. What is a bad idea is putting topics that might not be suitable for all viewers together with normal content like gaming or Anime.
This division will take a lot of effort to grow the video base but we think that will allow us to cover a wider array of subjects. When we are ready to share the new channel publicly will we share its link and will start uploading more videos.
We are also looking at what to do with our educational courses that are under development. We are considering separating Eaton University into another division like EMG News as we want to bring on more professionals to generate as much amazing content as possible.
Originally we were going to bundle everything in 1 place making it easy for everyone to access but realized that someone who wants to watch gaming content might not like educational lessons or political commentary.
Over the next week, while prepping our NES Quest series we will also be looking into more options to get EMG News and Eaton University ready for the planned 2020 launch.
I’ve spent the past few days doing a lot of work, trying to get production values up and learn new software and streamline our production processes. I’ve also taken the time to understand what’s happening around the internet with regards to policies enacted by social media companies, the Canadian government and YouTube.
I want to go over each of these topics to explain what’s going on and what we are going to do about it.
Social Media policy updates – As many of you already know from my previous post on legal issues and getting permission from Facebook to publish content. There have been many more updates and we are “clear” to continue sharing most of our content on Facebook but Twitter has other plans. Twitter has stepped up its suppression of speech leading up to the Canadian election. Just about anything trending on Twitter is being suppressed if it involves political content of any kind.
I was personally suspended twice (24hours each) from Twitter for “Election interference”. I made 2 tweets about the election, telling people that if they want to change they need to go vote and another tweet telling Americans that here in Nova Scotia we need to show ID to vote, so voter ID laws are not that bad. Facebook as yet to let me know about its policies but God only knows what they will do.
Over on YouTube, a lot of other creators have been demonetized completely for news or political content. They have also been de-ranked and their videos are no longer getting shared. Tim Pool has been talking about this frequently and we find it very disturbing. It makes a lot of our planned videos a “financial black hole”.
Investing in production value – Since I’m technically the only person who really does any work, I’m under a lot of pressure to do things right and keep improving everything. I’ve invested a lot of money into this and have poured countless hours into learning how to use all the new software and tools. I’ve also had issues with things just not working due to some of the professional-grade hardware I picked up but have found solutions.
Now that the stress of the first release is gone, its time to take a look back and make some serious refinements to just about everything and you can see how much work was done with regards to the previous Mr. Reality Check into video as compared to the one that was released Tuesday.
I’ve got some new hardware coming and some software utilities to get installed, so keep watching for improvements. On a side note, I’m working on designing an entirely new work area here in the house and a proper production studio in the 1 half of our basement.
Suspension of 3 new series – It’s with great sadness that I have to inform you that I’ve decided to suspend the development of 3 of our political series. Due to some policy changes at YouTube and Twitter, we are going to suspend the Parliamentary Report, State of the Union and People’s Congress until 2020.
Parliamentary Report will not be published even though I’ve already written 17 episodes. It won’t be published due to issues with the already mentioned policies but also because the Canadian Government has issued new social media rules that could see our accounts “banned” or “restricted” even though we already have the approval to publish on their platforms.
The State of the Union may not be affected because it was due for launch in 2020 anyway.
People’s Congress is a major issue do to Hong Kong and threats from the Chinese government. I’ve made the decision to hold off until things calm down so there will be less risk to my family.
Profitability – It’s one thing to make videos that I enjoy, it’s another to make videos that will never make a dime. Due to the demonetization policies of YouTube I’ve decided that we need to focus on content that will allow us to make a profit so we can establish the channel and build a fan base.
We are going to focus on family-friendly content for now and have something in mind to save our News & Political commentary programs.
I guess what I’m saying is that I can’t produce something that I know is not going to make us any money and will not help grow the channel. Once we are fully able to monetize the channel, things should change.
Thanks for reading, Joshua Eaton President ~ Eaton Media Group
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We are still waiting for the writ to be dropped and for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to dissolve parliament but that does not mean we haven’t been hard at work.
Over the past several days we’ve been overhauling and fixing errors on the website but have also dedicated a lot of time to our podcasts. We’ve completed our into for Parliamentary Report and added a nice soundtrack.
Its nothing fancy as we want to keep things simple so we are able to focus on the content itself more. Click below to check our out video upload to YouTube and let us know what you think.
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We are busy drafting scripts for all the upcoming shows that we have set to launch between now and the end of the year and we were supposed to launch Parliamentary Report at the end of June but the Prime Minister is not cooperating.
Many official news reports said that he would dissolve parliament in June when they are set to rise for the summer but this did not happen. Thankfully we have fixed election dates so we know it’s coming on October 21, whether he likes it or not.
We are conducting a lot of research to bring you information on all of the parties, so we will not complain too much about this delay. We did make an official cutoff of July 1 for any updates on party platforms as we think they have had enough time to prepare.
Our first episode is ready to go and will follow the official announcement of the election in a time slot that has yet to be decided. We are also working on a briefing about all 16 parties running in the election and they will air in addition to our normal weekly program.
Keep an eye out for the party briefings coming 3 days a week (Monday, Wednesday & Friday). We will amend episode 1 with a notice as to when these episodes will start running.