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Viacom puts 13,000 Daily Show clips online

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 19 Oct 2007 0:27 User comments (1)

Viacom puts 13,000 Daily Show clips online Media giant Viacom is starting to take better advantage of their vast range of television content by putting clips from Comedy Central hit The Daily Show online. CEO Philippe Dauman said "We believe in following the consumer. We've always done that in our history."
Also according to Dauman, the Daily Show clips are just the beginning. Certainly Viacom has a lot of content that should be attractive to advertisers. YouTube's explosive growth, which was fueled in part by Viacom owned material, has generated a lot of excitement among advertisers who are growing uncomfortable with the number of consumers skipping commercials with their DVRs.

With channels like Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, and TV Land, Viacom has plenty of content at their disposal. They've already started working with outlets like Joost to distribute video online. If the trend towards increased online video viewing increases, established media companies like Viacom have an opportunity to develop new distribution models for their catalogs. At the same time, advertisers have a chance to meet a more precisely selected, although probably smaller audience.

Source: Cnet

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123.10.2007 17:53

Viacom puts the clips online and then wonders how they are pirated. Hello people can do anything these days. The best way to fight this is to basically prevent it from happening dont leak the clips to the net hello. :P

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