Sci-fi thriller Origin and comedy Overthinking with Kat & June will not be renewed, but the Google-owned business denied a Bloomberg report that it would no longer take pitches for original content.
YouTube pointed to a raft of big budget originals that would be announced in the next few weeks.
But it also said that a new ad supported model would be established by the end of the, setting aside YouTube Premium, the former YouTube Red.
According to Bloomberg, the Premium brand will survive, but with a focus on music. Since 2015 a separate YouTube Music brand has been in place.
YouTube has been experimenting with pay models since 2013, but the response has always been lukewarm.