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Full length shows and films on YouTube
Monday 10 November 2008 17:47:31 by Andrew Ferguson

YouTube, which has probably been the cause of lots of Internet connection congestion in offices as people kill that last 30 minutes before it is time to go home, may very soon have people watching complete one hour or longer shows and films.

ISPreview.co.uk spotted the news that Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer is to upload some of its film catalogue and TV shows onto YouTube. CBS made a similar move last month by posting full episodes of Star Trek and Beverly Hills 902010.

Perhaps this is the start of a new life for old shows and films that have made it onto the £3 bargain shelf, in that they will now be made available online with the only payment being that you will be required to watch some adverts. It is not clear whether MGM or CBS will have a specific section on YouTube to make it easy for people to find the shows, one of the big problems with YouTube is that there is so much content available finding exactly want you want can be difficult.

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Posted by CARPETBURN over 8 years ago
quote"It is not clear whether MGM or CBS will have a specific section on YouTube to make it easy for people to find the shows, one of the big problems with YouTube is that there is so much content available finding exactly want you want can be difficult."

CBS already have their own official channel/account much like many UK shows such as Eastenders (or so the mrs tells me). Oh and its about time a major industry player embraced the net rather than whined about it, lets hope this is a positive start :)
Posted by gdavidbeck over 8 years ago
Another question is, having found the content will a UK based user be able to view it. That would be a first.
Posted by CARPETBURN over 8 years ago
quote"having found the content will a UK based user be able to view it. That would be a first."
Erm not on youtube it wont, only a few clips are limited to certain areas of the globe on their. You can already watch American and Canadian channels from the likes of FOX, ABC, NBC and many more on youtube. It also seems this is now confirmed MGM will use youtube for a massive back catalogue of films, there are even rumours they will have all the old bond films for free :) Its finally a step forward rather than a step back by a big company that would normally whine about the net.
Posted by CARPETBURN over 8 years ago
Should point out by channels i mean YOUTUBE channels from NBC etc.... Not a live TV stream of their channels. Older shows and clips mainly for now.
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