Logo TV founder Matt Farber will
premiere his new YouTube partner channel targeted specifically to an
LGBT audience next month.
Gwist, which stands for TV with a
Gay Twist, arrives on January 14.
The channel will feature weekly
short-form series starring established LGBT talent and gay YouTube
stars, according to its founders.
“An online video network is a natural
next step in the evolution of gay media and entertainment,” Farber
said in a statement. “The social media, on demand, and universal
distribution aspects of online and mobile video are perfectly suited
for niche programming. With broadcast and cable networks becoming
more homogeneous in order to reach the broadest audience, and online
video consumption reaching a critical mass, the time feels right for
The network has announced 10 series,
which will be rolled out over the course of several months, including
Gwissues, a panel discussion moderated by legendary PR kingpin
Howard Bragman, and The Untitled Spousal Equivalent Game, a
relationship game show hosted by comic Judy Gold.
Also on tap is a yet-to-be-titled
scripted drama from noted lesbian filmmaker Tina Cesa Ward, the
creator of the popular web series Anyone But Me.
info at Gwist.tv.)