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Updated: ScoopWhoop & Newslaundry launch a documentary series on YouTube

Media and news startup ScoopWhoop has partnered with political news and analysis website Newslaundry to launch a web series called Chase on YouTube, reports Mint. The first episode is titled Demonic Possession: An Inside Story and documents men and women supposedly possessed by spirits. From ScoopWhoop’s YouTube channel, it appears that the company will release the series only on YouTube. This video indicates that both the companies will work on multiple documentaries in the series, but the number of documentary videos it will release is not known. The nature of the tie up is also unclear and we’ve written to ScoopWhoop for more details. Sattvik Mishra, the co-founder of ScoopWhoop, told MediaNama over email that the company has tied up with Newslaundry only for its Chase series, which will have 5 episodes. Mishra said that ScoopWhoop plans to get into regular documentary 'programming'. By July this year under Chase, it expects to make 6-7 of these monthly. Chase's first season will have 5 episodes. He also added that Newslaundry was helping the company build a 10 member team for the Chase series which will be on ScoopWhoop’s payroll. Interestingly, ScoopWhoop will retain all IP and copyrights to the documentaries and will not share any revenues with Newslaundry. ScoopWhoop has a host of videos on its YouTube channel, but interestingly, it also has a series called ScoopWhoop Investigates, under which Chase lies. Under this genre, the company has released multiple 10 minute documentary style videos. Mishra also said that ScoopWhoop Investigates comes under…

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