Friday, March 23rd 2007

YouTube Getting Competition from News Corp. and NBC

Popular video distribution site YouTube could soon find itself facing fierce competition from a new site dubbed the “YouTube killer”. The site will be the result of a new partnership between News Corp and NBC, with other big name companies including Yahoo!, Microsoft and Time Warner/ AOL being involved in supplying and distributing content. TV shows that will be available when the service launches this summer include Heroes, 24, House, My Name Is Earl, Saturday Night Live, Friday Night Lights, The Riches, 30 Rock, The Simpsons, The Tonight Show, Prison Break, Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader, and Top Chef, along with movies including Borat, Little Miss Sunshine, Devil Wears Prada, The Bourne Identity, and Bourne Supremacy. The new service will be free to consumers using ad-supported videos, and there are plans to syndicate the content via other web channels such as MySpace, MSN, and Yahoo!Source: ars technica
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3 Comments on YouTube Getting Competition from News Corp. and NBC

#1
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Most of the video on youtube is grainy and crappy. I have found very, very little worthwhile video on there. Hardly ever visit the place myself.
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jocksteeluk
i think they could give Youtube a good run for its money, youtube should have started paying for original content a long time ago and the fact that they haven't has allowed other sites like Metacafe to catch up.
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Benpi
Yea, I'm tired of seeing less than 240p resolution videos. I think this will be a cool plan.
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