YouTube unveils plan for production space in Rio

YouTube has unveiled plans to build a production space in the Olympic city Rio de Janeiro.

YouTube content producers with more than 2,500 subscribers will be able to use the space, free of charge.

City officials and say the "YouTube Space" will be housed in a former warehouse in Rio's derelict port region.

The neighborhood is undergoing a major facelift ahead of next year's Olympics.

Mayor Eduardo Paes says Wednesday he hopes YouTube's space will help transform the area.

Few details were revealed, including the project's budget or a date when the space will open.

Made up of studios, the space will be around 2,000 square meters (22,000 square feet).

YouTube already has such spaces in seven other cities, including Brazil's biggest city, Sao Paulo.


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