According to the New York Times, the rumours about YouTube adding full-length movies are about to come true — sort of. The paper says that MGM will announce a deal with the video site on Monday to run some full TV shows and also some movies, with ads appearing alongside them. But the content isn’t really much to write home about:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios will kick off the partnership by posting episodes of its decade-old â€œAmerican Gladiatorsâ€ program to YouTube, along with full-length action films like â€œBulletproof Monkâ€ and â€œThe Magnificent Sevenâ€ and clips from popular movies like â€œLegally Blonde.â€
Wow — the chance to watch old episodes of American Gladiators and Bulletproof Monk. Hold me back.