engine - 2:08 pm on Jul 24, 2012 (gmt 0)
I'm not at all surprised by this move.
YouTube Switching Users To Optional Google+ Profiles [youtube-global.blogspot.co.uk]
Starting today we’re giving you the ability to change how you appear on YouTube, with the option to use your Google+ profile on your YouTube channel. One Google-wide identity was something that proved popular with new YouTube users when we began offering it in March, so we are now extending it to existing users.