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YouTube to stream full-length movies, TV shows in partnership with studios

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 16 Apr 2009 18:44 User comments (4)

YouTube to stream full-length movies, TV shows in partnership with studios Google Inc.'s YouTube video-sharing service announced on Thursday that it will stream full length movies and TV show content to its users for free. The movies and TV series will be provided by several top-brand major studios, and will be available to viewers within the United States.
The partnerships stuck by Google's video giant include Sony Pictures, CBS, MGM, Lionsgate, Starz and the BBC.

Instead of asking viewers to pay for viewing content like some Internet services, YouTube will share advertising revenue with the studios.

In an effort to boost revenue, which has become a major concern for YouTube while it continues to grow get more expensive to maintain, YouTube will use video ads more broadly, including mid-stream ads shown in breaks on longer content.

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4 user comments

116.4.2009 18:54

hm sounds a bit like hulu? thou this will garner more support and more videos. But can't be sure yet

216.4.2009 21:14

Yah! I can watch movies on my Ipod now.

317.4.2009 9:57

Thats good news. The only problem I have with YouTube, though, is the quality. If you want to watch a video in high quality, then you have to wait more time for it to load..

417.4.2009 10:46

Great... US-only though!!

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