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The Blender Foundation's YouTube channel is back!


Good news: YouTube has restored all the video's on the Blender Foundation's channel.

Ton writes:

Last night the Youtube Support team contacted Francesco Siddi by phone. As we understand it now it’s a mix of coincidences, bad UIs, wrong error messages, ignorant support desks and our non-standard decision to not monetize a popular Youtube channel.

Continue reading the full story with the entire background of what went wrong on The PeerTube channel will remain as a test, but the team is too busy to fully build that out right now.

Update: some people report still errors - according to YouTube it can take several hours before the changes are available everywhere.

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I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. tony doutreligne on

    the content is still blocked by saying; Deze video bevat content van BlenderFoundation en is niet beschikbaar in je land.(België)

  2. Peter Johnson on

    Good news but is good have a plan B for a future problem with youtube, is incredible that a giant of internet like youtube have a very bad customer service, is near to none customer service.

    • Brian Lockett on

      To be fair, Google's never been a company good for customer service. Especially for their free services.

  3. I call that a weaselling back down on their behalf.
    They plainly saw the Blender traffic as something they weren't getting in on and they have a FU 'attitude' toward their clients.
    I am all for having a plan B ready too, just in case... and it might be good to let them know that as well.

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