July 13, 2022
TV, movie and streaming recommendation service Rotten Tomatoes has joined forces with Movieclips, a movie scene and trailer network on YouTube, to form the Rotten Tomatoes YouTube Network.
Both Rotten Tomatoes and Movieclips are part of the Fandango digital network.
The new Rotten Tomatoes YouTube Network will build on Movieclips’ 11-year legacy for creating and curating the world’s largest collection of memorable movie moments and film trailers and offer fans access to more than 100,000 short and long-form videos celebrating the world of movies, TV and streaming, according to Rotten Tomatoes. The new network will have a subscriber base of more than 90 million entertainment fans and feature 10 active channels, including Rotten Tomatoes Movieclips, Rotten Tomatoes Trailers, Rotten Tomatoes Coming Soon, Rotten Tomatoes Indie, Rotten Tomatoes Family, Rotten Tomatoes TV, Rotten Tomatoes Classic Trailers and more.
“At Rotten Tomatoes, our goal is to help fans worldwide discover and share beloved entertainment,” Mark Young, SVP and GM of Rotten Tomatoes, said in a statement. “Combining the global brand recognition and trust of Rotten Tomatoes with Movieclips’ legendary library of clips and trailers, we can be an even more comprehensive resource for fans for content recommendation and engagement across the growing world of movies, TV and streaming.”
The new Rotten Tomatoes Network will also feature original shows with top Tomatometer-rated movie and TV lists, celebrity interviews, entertainment news, coverage of industry events and festivals, and Rotten Tomatoes’ fan debates and discussions on the best entertainment ever made.
Also, Rotten Tomatoes has announced the launch of two new podcasts, “Rotten Tomatoes Aftershow” and “Rotten Tomatoes Binge Battle,” which join “Rotten Tomatoes Is Wrong” in a growing suite of podcasts for entertainment fans.
The “Rotten Tomatoes Aftershow” podcast brings together a panel of cinephiles to discuss their thoughts on the latest movie releases, as well as nostalgia picks. “Aftershow” is hosted by a rotating cast of Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango personalities including Rotten Tomatoes editor Jacqueline Coley, contributing editor and comedian Mark Ellis, and Fandango correspondent Nikki Novak. Recent episodes discuss Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Top Gun: Maverick and Jurassic World: Dominion. Later this season, “Aftershow” will look at Thor: Love and Thunder, Nope and more.
The “Rotten Tomatoes Binge Battle” podcast is hosted by Ellis. It features two expert contestants who take on debates about some of the biggest TV shows of our time. Recent episodes include head-to-head battles over “Moon Knight,” “Squid Game,” “Severance” and “Better Call Saul.”
“Rotten Tomatoes Aftershow,” “Rotten Tomatoes Binge Battle” and “Rotten Tomatoes Is Wrong” are available on YouTube and various podcast platforms, including Spotify and Apple.
In 2021, Rotten Tomatoes launched its first-ever 24/7 FAST (free ad-supported streaming TV service) channel on Roku, Samsung TV, Peacock and Xumo, with more than a dozen originally produced shows and more than 400 hours of long-form video content.