With over 1.3 million subscribers Facts is one of Ireland’s most popular Youtube Channels.
Facts. is an Irish brand based in Dublin, Ireland. On their website this is how they describe themselves:
We create short, entertaining videos for YouTube and Facebook with a focus on reacting to unusual foods, videos and situations. We’re best know for our group of Irish people, who have tried everything from waxing their nether regions to eating the worlds hottest chicken wings.
They are basically the BuzzFeed of Ireland. However, they have just announced on Twitter that they are ‘taking a break from creating new videos’.
We will be posting an official statement on recent events shortly but unfortunately it is true we are taking a break from creating new videos. Thanks so much to all the staff team, contributors, fans and viewers who made the channel into what it is today!
— Facts. (@FactsChannel) March 7, 2018
This is surprising given how well their videos do compared to other Irish youtube channels.
This announcement followed a number of the stuff tweeting and uploading videos about being let go from the company.
Corry confirmed to Fora that he is “in the process of selling Creative Nation”. It never turned a full-year profit and throughout the three years, it only had four profitable months.
He added that, as a result, the Facts wing of the business is sitting on cumulative losses of over €400,000 and it had become progressively harder to earn significant advertising revenue on YouTube.
“The channel’s revenue per 1,000 views is down over 30% from the same period last year, this is similar if not better than what other YouTube creators are seeing,” Corry told Fora.
“Unfortunately we don’t see it as a viable business for us to continue investing in at the current time.”
Irish YouTuber Clisare uploaded a video saying ‘I left Facts YouTube Channel, where I worked as a Video Producer (and later, their Head of Social Media) for two years.’ and chatted about her experience in the video below.
The man known as the ‘LeatherJacketGuy’ who was a contributor to the channel talks about the end of Facts.
Diane Jennings gives us her top 10 favourite Facts memories.
The Facts Channel will be sorely missed.
Here is a list of the people involved in the channel below. We encourage you to watch, support, subscribe and enjoy!
Harker Ryan: https://www.youtube.com/HarkerRyan
Jamie Jay Car: https://goo.gl/KhTJFo
Shannon Lee Keenan: https://goo.gl/EPzHXN
John Sharpson: https://goo.gl/FKnKHi
Paul Shaggy Jesus Finglas: https://goo.gl/KCqZ9K
George Fox: https://goo.gl/4LFUCQ
Patrick J Murphy: https://goo.gl/7W9fRR
Paddy Murphy: UCv1ESiZktzearuP429tQ3cQ
Sean Connolly: https://goo.gl/swpNRg
James Mitchell: https://goo.gl/MYSsJR
MC Fitzpatrick: https://goo.gl/Rk1G5G
Elga Fox: https://goo.gl/jwEKJ5
Joseph Mcgucken: https://goo.gl/qqWBqU
Kellie Hughes: https://t.co/gVRD7ZnZSY
Des Bird: https://goo.gl/Z4eqsk