So... as you perhaps have noticed, channels have been created on YouTube on September the 17th by the BBC which focus on each spin-off (not counting "K•9 and Company" and "K•9"). My question is this: can those Youtube channels be used for video recommendations as well as "BBC", "BBC Studios", "Doctor Who: The Fan Show", "BBC America", "bigfinishprod" and "Doctor Who"?
Seems pretty open-and-shut to me - in the "about" section, the description text follows the exact same format as the "Doctor Who" channel and - more cmompelling evidence imo - all three of these are listed under "featured channels" of the Doctor Who channel.
Plus, Big Finish have shared links to those channels (here, for example) - I hardly believe a company who works under a BBC license would promote an unnoficial YouTube channel.
As for coverage on the wiki..... I don't understandy how, and most importantly why we would try to make a page for each of these channels - they would litteraly be a table of videos, with a link to the official channel n the end of the page.... where people would see all of the videos. Obviously they should at some point be added to the wiki (by admins, of course) but any "coverage" beyond that is ludicrous imo
On the other hand, come to think of it, shouldn't we have a page about the Doctor Who YouTube Channel and Big Finish YouTube Channel, if none else? They were the medium for the release of a number of webcasts about which we have pages; why should we have pages about TV channels but not online ones? This would also be the page to give some sort of coverage to the specially-shot "Don't forget to subscribe" clips. Obviously invalid for many many reasons, but surely the one use of the Face of Boe in the Moffat era should be noted somewhere on the Wiki.
Yeah, that's what I meant -- sans substantial new material of any kind, I don't think there's value in [[Torchwood YouTube channel]] etc., though Scrooge MacDuck is right, coverage of at least those other two seems more than right to me.
On the general matter of whether videos from these channels can be uploaded to the Wiki, I don't think there has been a single voice or argument against. The question that remains is that of a creation of a page for the YouTube channels under discussion, or possible for "official YouTube channels" as a whole.
I know there hasn't been someone against it. But I know if I begin adding videos from these channels on the "video recommendations" area, I will most likely be told not to and that a solution hasn't been reached.
For what it's worth, Meet Christel is an example of a page where we already have a video not from the Official Doctor Who YouTube Channel, but rather from an unquestionably official spin-off thereof, namely the short-lived The Fan Show YouTube Channel. That video has been on the Wiki for years, unquestioned.