Comedy duo Smosh snagged a new channel among the 96 Original Channels revealed by YouTube as a part of the video sharing site’s premium content initiative.

The new channel, Smosh Animation, is slated for launch sometime early next year, and will feature the type of comedy that has come to define Smosh—just in a different medium, says Barry Blumberg, President of Smosh and Executive Vice President at Alloy Digital, who’s producing the project.

“YouTube has been an amazing partner of ours for the past 6 years and their support for our new animation channel signals a new phase in our relationship,” Blumberg told Tubefilter. “We are honored to be viewed by Google in the same light as Shaq and Madonna.”

Teen and young adult focused Smosh serves over 85 million video views each month on YouTube and Blip.tv (on Smosh.com). The Smosh channel boasts over 3.5 million Youtube subscribers, and nearly 1 billion Youtube upload views (992,557,791 to date).

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