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Divide and Conquer

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.

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Decisions from the President

Greetings,

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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Podcast intro videos are live!

We’ve gone and done the impossible! Well no, not really. While working hard on some improvements, we’ve also started to get some video clips produced for our upcoming podcasts. These video clips are simply the introduction videos for each podcast. We are fine-tuning things and getting the audio tracks correct and working on getting some raw videos recorded and scripted for both Parliamentary Report and Played By Canadian Yeti.

Please have a look at our videos uploaded below, and be sure to like and subscribe to help us on our path to growth.

The People’s Congress




State of the Union




Mr. Reality Check




Journey to the West




Mansplainers




Played By: Canadian Yeti




Eaton University




Dollars & Cents




FrostTek Reviews

There you have it! All of our videos are now live for all of our upcoming podcasts. We still have some work to do in our studio and deal with the summer heat issue. We might be once we get out current Green screen issues solved, we will be able to get some a lot of work done. Our gaming podcasts will be coming within a few weeks.

Official Announcement – State of the Union

The Eaton Media Group is proud to announce our latest planned addition to our lineup of podcasts, currently under development. State of the Union is scheduled to launch in the winter of 2019 or the spring of 2020, in time for the presidential election. Coming to you on a weekly basis, this podcast will take an in-depth look at the confusion that is politics in the United States.

The American political landscape has become quite a disaster over the past few years mainly after Trump got elected. Civil discourse has become a thing of the past and ad hominem attacks have become the new norm. Bad actors from both sides of the political spectrum have become more interested in activism and insulting each other than dealing with the issues that face all Americans. American politics has become a very complicated and dangerous place, which is why we created this program to give an outsider look as to what’s happening with our great neighbours to the south. Nothing is ever black or white when it comes to politics, its time to give the gray area a voice.

Join us every Friday afternoon for a weekly review of the status of politics in the United States and become part of the discussion. Links to where to find the podcast will follow once we have settled how to structure distribution.




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