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YouTube Content Head Susanne Daniels Denies Eyeing Exit Amid High-End Series Cancellations

Susanne Daniels, the TV luminary who joined YouTube as global head of original content in 2015, is reportedly eyeing an exit as the video giant axes several premium scripted series amid its move to make all original programming available for free by 2020.

While cutbacks at subscription service YouTube Premium -- which is priced at $12 per month -- were first reported in November, they have now manifested via the cancellation of sci-fi drama Origin and the comedy Overthinking With Kat & June, Bloomberg reports. YouTube has also stopped accepting pitches for premium scripted series, as existing production partners seek distribution opportunities elsewhere.

And as YouTube steps back away a competitive Svod field dominated by Netflix and Amazon, Daniels -- who arrived at YouTube from MTV, and previously ran the Lifetime and WB television networks, where she oversaw iconic series like Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Dawson’s Creek -- is looking to move on,

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