The extreme fishing show is made by UK indie Icon Films, which has teamed with All3Media-backed YouTube specialist Little Dot Studios for the online channel. It will be housed within Little Dot Studios’ network of 150 television programme-based YouTube channels.
The digital launch comes as production continues on the eighth season of the show, which is presented by Jeremy Wade.
The YouTube channel will have become the official home for River Monsters videos online and features original high definition short form highlight clips and behind the scenes footage from over 60 episodes of the show. Two new clips will be uploaded every week.
“It’s a great next step in the development of the River Monsters brand, bringing more and exclusive content to its global fans. It is also very exciting to be launching our first digital channel,” said Lucy Middelboe, commercial director of Icon Films.