With its first partnership with a television network, the Yahoo-owned blogging platform is chasing the same prey that other social networks are stalking to turn their finger-on-the-pulse relevance into revenue.
After seven years of back-and-forth legal jabs, YouTube's owner and the parent of MTV and Comedy Central settle a fight that has become an anachronism.
The company is reportedly hoping to ink some deals with content providers to deliver a television.
The preliminary agreement, reported by The Wall Street Journal, would put Viacom cable channels on an Internet-connected TV offering from Sony, which is racing against other tech giants to unveil such a product.
The new deal, which will start with tweeted highlights during the MTV Video Music Awards, is the latest in Twitter's ongoing march to bolster its advertising muscle.
Starting with one for MTV and MTV2, they build on the company's current "second screen" apps and add on-demand video, plus new webisode-style series. But most of it is only for people who already pay.
The companies' deal will bring "thousands of episodes" to Amazon's streaming service. Nick Jr. programming will also be made available.
For the second time in the past three years, a judge rules YouTube is protected from liability for illegally uploaded videos by the DMCA's "safe harbor" provisions.
Microblogging site would stream video clips to users in exchange for splitting ad revenue with the networks, sources tell Bloomberg.
Many consumers would love paying just for the cable stations they actually watch. According to published report, the Dish Network wants to help usher in a world of a la carte viewing.