So it all started in 2016...
YouTube had become increasingly hostile to our channel and began demonetizing content that had been up there for years with hundreds of thousands of views.
We decided the time was right to respond with a "free" version of the Conspiracy Channel. It was going amazing until we were suddenly inundated with a bill for $1,000 a month in video server fees while our advertising made $300 in the same time. With the other costs (web hosting, subscriptions for services, etc) I lost what little bit of money I had saved in just under 2 months.
Finally things really took a turn with Stripe, a payment processor that we had worked with for as long as we had subscriptions decided that we needed to provide licenses for every video to them which would allow them to have all of our creators information. To what purpose? We don't know... but we refused and they cut our service.
At that point I was trying to decide if I wanted to keep this fight for free speech alive or just give up and go back to "eating steak" like they say in The Matrix.
At some point I finally realized that if we give up on Conspiracy Channel we are leaving YOU and that is NOT going to happen. Our fans mean the world to us!
After talking with Ron Patton, James Arthur Jancik and Mr. Gates this was not the time to give up. It was time to kick it up a notch. No, kick it up a bunch of notches!
If the corporate Internet oligarchy wants to kick us off their platforms we will start our own! A home that is uncensored and funded directly by people who believe in free-speech and want to know more about esoteric and censored subjects.
We are coming back... bigger, better and more able to provide you with the films, series and podcasts you want to see.
Stay tuned. Our next big update drops July 15th, 2018 where I will reveal more about our plans and what is coming to the Conspiracy Channel when we re-launch the website.
Thank you again for subscribing. I promise you will not be disappointed.
- Rob Daven & The Crew from the Conspiracy Channel