Ever since they started their channel three years ago, Funhaus has produced some of the funniest, and crudest, video game content on the internet, all in the form of shows like Open Haus (Q&A), Dude Soup, Demo Disk, and Wheelhaus. This weekend the channel will be streaming their entire back catalog of content on what is being called Funhaus TV.
Starting off with their first ever podcast, featuring Rooster Teeth Co-founder and CCO Burnie Burns, the stream will be on 24/7 this weekend featuring fan-favorite Funhaus content. The video’s description reveals that there will be special surprises throughout the stream (just little bumpers) as well.
The idea is actually a brilliant workaround when it comes to the demonetization troubles that have plagued YouTube in the last year. Thanks to events like the Ad-pocalypse, Elsa-gate, and other YouTube incidents, Funhaus, and YouTubers in general, have taken a huge hit regarding revenue, with videos being taken down left and right. Something as simple as a vulgar word in the title or gun in the thumbnail can result in being hit with demonetization, both of which Funhaus do rather often in their videos, as it fits the satirical nature of the content.
But Funhaus TV avoids those issues. Alongside a simple title and thumbnail, the streaming format on YouTube has always proved to be harder to demonetize when it comes to the algorithm that is run. Currently, there are plenty of old television shows and movies being streamed on 24/7 channels, like Spongebob or Dragonball, that take ages to get taken down because of the sheer amount of people reporting them for “live streaming” copyright content. Coupled with the fact that, as of now, it seems like they will be doing Funhaus TV every weekend, it may work out great for Funhaus and fans alike.
The continuation of FHTV as a weekly, weekend event is merely speculation, with the video’s description stating that “Eventually, we want to turn this into something where users can vote what to watch next AND we want to be able to cut in with brand new live content as well.”