Posts tagged as:

youtube

Just yesterday, it was Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer that signed a deal with YouTube, allowing the video site to run full-length versions of movies (although the initial selection was somewhat less than stellar). Today, the site announced a deal with Freemantle Productions, the creators of the American Idol reality-show franchise, that will see the production company create a…

{ 7 comments }

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…

{ 14 comments }

Greg Sandoval at CNET had a story today saying that he heard from a couple of sources close to YouTube that the company will soon be launching full-length movies. This led to a raft of posts echoing the story, most of which mentioned that this seemed like a plausible rumour -- since YouTube now offers…

{ 4 comments }

It's almost too good (or bad) to be believed: John McCain, the U.S. presidential candidate who as a senator supported the draconian rules included in Digital Millennium Copyright Act, now finds himself begging YouTube to stop removing his campaign's video clips. YouTube has been taking them down because they contain excerpts from news broadcasts, and…

{ 4 comments }

Unless you've been in a coma or backpacking through Mongolia recently, you've probably already seen the clip from Late Night with David Letterman, in which the host of said show laces into Senator John McCain -- not just once, but over and over -- for skipping out on an appearance on the program. The presidential…

{ 10 comments }