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YouTube partners with TV broadcast network for local content

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 06 Jun 2007 4:05 User comments (2)

YouTube partners with TV broadcast network for local content Google Inc.'s YouTube service has gotten its first content agreement with an independent TV station. The company announced a partnership yesterday with Hearst-Argyle Television, which will bring local TV programming from five markets Boston, Manchester, Sacramento, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore - to dedicated YouTube channels. "We have invested significant resources in our growing digital media efforts," Terry Mackin, executive VP of Heart-Argyle Television said.
He added: "With Google and YouTube, we can now better engage users and advertisers with our award-winning local video content and with new user-generated content while further broadening our reach beyond the boundaries of our media markets." The content currently available is mostly news clips, but it will expand to weather, "entertainment videos," local high school sports, other local TV shows, and local amateur entertainment.

YouTube also recently announced a deal with EMI that will bring music videos to the service and a strategic deal with NBC/Universal to get exclusive clips and content from NBC TV shows. Apple Inc. also recently announced that YouTube videos will be accessible through the Apple TV device.

Source:
Ars Technica

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2 user comments

16.6.2007 4:38

I was just saying to a friend of mine that Youtube is my next favroute channel when there is nothing on the actual box. Which these day is more often full of crapp.

226.7.2007 15:50

You tube is a great way to waste time.

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