YouTube (s GOOG) is going to to roll out its new channel design across its entire site Wednesday, completing a major component of a site redesign that started last December. The new layout puts a bigger emphasis on channel subscriptions and content curation in an effort to make people stick around longer. YouTube is expected to switch all channels to the new design by Wednesday morning.
The new channel design, which has so far been available on an opt-in basis, comes with a new featured tab that can be customized to the needs of each publisher with a number of templates. Some of the default templates include a design optimized for bloggers with a lot of output, a network design that can highlight multiple channels on YouTube and even a live template that includes elements specific to a live video broadcast on YouTube.
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