YouTube Drops Paywall With ‘Cobra Kai’ Release, Sets ‘Impulse’ & ‘Liza on Demand’ Returns, Johnny Cash Docu

YouTube is officially kicking off its shift to Avod (ad-supported video on demand) today by dropping the first season of its most popular original scripted series Cobra Kai, starring Ralph Macchio and William Zabka, in front of the paywall for a limited time.

The streamer also has set Season 2 premiere dates for comedy series Liza on Demand, headlined by YouTube star Liza Koshy., on September 25 and drama Impulse on October 16, along with free windows to catch up with each series’ first season.

As part of the kickoff, YouTube today also announced a pickup and October 8 premiere date for the Johnny Cash documentary film The Gift, which had premiered at SXSW, as well as premiere dates for a slate of three original European non-scripted programs announced at Edinburgh last week, including Virtually History, a special commemorating the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. In the coming months, YouTube

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