Maker Studios, the group of popular YouTube hit-makers Disney snapped up for $500 million, has just agreed to release a series of original videos throughout 2015 — on Vimeo. While it doesn’t sound like the group has completely switched allegiances, the deal requires them to make these videos available through Vimeo’s Video on Demand service first. Maker Studios has more than 55,000 content creators, including Snoop Dogg, Kevin Smith, PewDiePie (of Let’s Play fame) and Lloyd Ahlquist (who created the Epic Rap Battles of History series). Viewers can only watch those clips exclusively through the service within a certain timeframe, though it’s unclear if the internet celebs can post their videos elsewhere after that.
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