YouTube Moves Into Hulu Territory with Shows and Movies
Apr 20, 2009 15:12
YouTube adds a "Shows" button to its main navigation bar, showcasing dozens of officially-licensed TV shows and movies, even if most of them are more than a decade old.
The content from MGM, Sony, CBS, and a few other Hollywood firms comes with advertisements, as you might expect, and most of it seems like deep archive or under-monetized stuff—you get the full runs of The Addams Family and Married with Children, and films like the prom horror classic Carrie and the Mod Squad remake you may or may not recall from 1999.
It's not exactly an audacious, grand-splash debut, but with the pockets and clout of Google and YouTube, it'll be interesting to see where YouTube's non-amateur content goes from here. Share any links to the really good stuff you find in the comments.
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