Woke up today to find that a ton of work I did on Jet Lag: The Game last night had been deleted. It seems to follow the rules in the Contribution Bible, but according to this old thread, there exists some secret list of approved streaming services for TMDB, and Nebula is not on this list. I think this should be reconsidered, at least for Nebula Originals and Nebula First content (see http://blog.nebula.tv/nebula-first/ for descriptions of those labels). These are shows which are getting a proper release on a subscription-only streaming service (Nebula Originals are exclusively available on Nebula, while Nebula First content comes out on Nebula first and doesn't go to YouTube until a short while later). The content also just feels like it has higher production value and belongs more in the category of TV shows than in the category of YouTube content. What is the process for trying to get Nebula added to this approved streaming services list?
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Reply by lineker
on March 16, 2023 at 6:51 PM
Hi, I think the issue here as that Nebula is - at this point - more of a YouTube variation, rather than something that is above that. From Wikipedia (about Nebula): "Many of these creators are also some of the top Patreon earners, and have been called the "smart YouTuber mafia".
So it's clearly made for a certain type of content (again, at this point) that is not getting distribution (for the most part) anywhere else. We will keep an eye on Nebula and see how it develops. There is no official list of approved streaming services.
Edit: A solution I'm hoping for is that we would allow more YouTube content eventually, but exactly how to determine that is tricky (and I don't think there's support for this among other moderators at the moment anyhow).