YouTube to play full-length TV shows

by admin October 13, 2008 at 6:15 pm

Chicago (IL) – In the most recent attempt to squeeze money out of YouTube traffic, Google unveiled full-length episodes of some fan favorite TV shows. “We are starting to test full-length programming on YouTube, beginning with some fan favorites requested by you,” the YouTube blog announced.

The full-length episodes will be available in traditional view as well as YouTube’s new “theatre view,” which seems to play upon the belief that people want fake curtains (and a ‘lights off’ gimmick) framing their online video watching. In addition, Google is playing around with a new advertising method, playing 15-second ads at the beginning of the video. Ads also roll in during playback and after.

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