YouTube has stopped accepting new sign-ups for the video ad production service previously available in multiple cities.
YouTube is retiring its Director onsite services as of October 31 and has stopped accepting any new video ad production projects.
First launched in June 2015, the video creation service offered by YouTube was expanded to more than 170 US cities in March of this year. Through the Director onsite program, companies that committed to spending at least $350 on YouTube via Google AdWords would have access to professionals who would script, shoot and edit a 30-second video ad at no charge to the advertiser.
A YouTube spokesperson sent the following statement on the decision to end the service: