Yahoo cancels video review show 'The 9'

Yahoo's "The 9" show lasted only two years, but the company has others in the hopper.

Updated 1:30 p.m. PDT with Yahoo comment

Yahoo has canceled its Internet video review program, called "The 9."

Yahoo and aired the final episode on Monday. The site now says: "The 9 has left the building."

Neeraj Khemlani, Yahoo's head of programming, told the NewTeeVee blog no layoffs would come as a result of the show's cancellation.

"It's a lot easier just to e-mail somebody a link to a given video," Khemlani said.

A Yahoo representative provided this comment: "'The 9' was a groundbreaking and successful Internet show, and we learned a great deal from it. Over the past two years that we have produced 'The 9,' our content strategy and business has evolved. We are turning our focus to more contextually relevant programs that complement our site offerings. For example, 'Primetime in No Time,' leverages the 'recap' format of 'The 9,' highlights TV programming from the night before, and lives on the Yahoo TV site."

Yahoo, which has had very mixed results with programming over the years, still is banking on original content and is working on a show called "Good Morning Yahoo" that will be a roundup of news stories.

Meanwhile, other shows still standing include "Nissan Live Sets," "Fantasy Football Live" and "Tech Ticker."

The Web site for Yahoo's "The 9" says good-bye. Yahoo

 

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