Yahoo! View

Yahoo! View is a video on demand service operated by Yahoo!. In partnership with Hulu, it streams recent episodes of television series from the ABC, NBC, and Fox networks in the United States, as well as a moderate selection of archived programs from various distributors.

It was initially established as Yahoo! Video, a video hosting service. Later on, the ability to upload video was removed, and the website began operating as a portal for curated video content hosted by Yahoo's properties. In 2011, the service was re-launched as Yahoo! Screen, placing a larger focus on original content and web series. Yahoo! Screen also acquired the sitcom Community for an additional season, following its cancellation after the fifth season on NBC.

As of September 2013, the service had more than 1,000 hours of content. In January 2016, following a $42 million write-down on the poor performance of its original content, Yahoo! Screen was shut down.[2] In August 2016, Yahoo! announced a partnership with subscription video-on-demand service Hulu to move its free video library to a de facto successor known as Yahoo! View.[3]

Yahoo! View
Yahoo! View
Type of site
Video on-demand
OwnerVerizon
ParentYahoo! (Verizon Media Group)
CommercialYes
RegistrationOptional
LaunchedJune 1, 2006 (as Yahoo! Video)[1]
Current statusActive

History

Yahoo! View began originally as Yahoo! Video, a video sharing website on which users could upload and share videos. At launch, Yahoo! Video was an internet-wide video search engine. Yahoo added the ability to upload and share video clips in June 2006. A re-designed site was launched in February 2008 that changed the focus to Yahoo!-hosted video only.

On December 15, 2010, Yahoo! Video's functionality to upload video was removed for its relaunch as Yahoo! Screen the following year. All user-generated content was removed on March 15, 2011.[4] The content that Yahoo! deleted was saved by the Archive Team. The Yahoo! Screen rebrand was launched October 2011, alongside eight original programs.[5] Yahoo! Screen has streamed three seasons of its Emmy-nominated[6] original series, Burning Love, which was syndicated for TV through E! in 2013.

On April 24, 2013, Yahoo! acquired rights to stream content from the NBC series Saturday Night Live, including archive clips from current and past seasons, behind the scenes footage, and other content. Yahoo! holds non-exclusive international rights to the archive content, and non-exclusive rights to clips from the current season.[7][8]

In June 2014, Yahoo! announced that it had picked up former NBC sitcom Community for its sixth season, which premiered via Yahoo! Screen on March 17, 2015.[9] Within a month of Community's season six premiere, Yahoo! had premiered full first seasons of two new original series, Sin City Saints and Other Space, but available only in the United States.[10][11]

Yahoo! Screen
Former logo as Yahoo! Screen

In June 2015, Yahoo! Screen won the worldwide rights to distribute the National Football League's International Series game between the Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars, set to take place October 25. The one-off stream was the first NFL game to be broadcast almost exclusively through the Internet, with no television broadcast outside Buffalo, Jacksonville and other international markets.[12]

On January 4, 2016, following a $42 million write-down in the third quarter of 2015 as a result of the poor performance of its three original series, Yahoo! Screen as a portal was discontinued. Yahoo's original video content was re-located to relevant portals of the site; in particular, its original television series were moved to an "originals" section on the Yahoo! TV site.[13][14]

Hulu Partnership

On August 8, 2016, Hulu announced a partnership with Yahoo! to spin out its free video on demand streaming service, which features recent episodes of series from ABC, NBC, and Fox, into a new service known as Yahoo! View. It features the five most recent episodes of the networks' series; new episodes are added eight days after their original broadcast. It also integrates with Tumblr to provide access to fan content related to programs.[15]

See also

References

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  3. ^ "Introducing Yahoo View, a TV Watching Experience Featuring Hulu | Business Wire". www.businesswire.com. Retrieved 2017-02-06.
  4. ^ Rao, Leena (December 15, 2010). "Yahoo Video No Longer Accepts Video Uploads". TechCrunch. AOL. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  5. ^ Ludwig, Sean (October 4, 2011). "Yahoo rebrands its video site as Yahoo Screen, adds 8 original programs". VentureBeat. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  6. ^ Lyons, Margaret (July 18, 2013). "9 Surprising and Fun Tidbits From the 2013 Emmy Nominations". Vulture. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  7. ^ "Yahoo signs exclusive deal for 'Saturday Night Live' back catalog (update)". The Verge. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Yahoo snags exclusive rights to Saturday Night Live's archives starting September 1st (update: clips only)". Engadget. AOL. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  9. ^ Hibberd, James (June 30, 2014). "'Community' saved! Yahoo orders sixth season". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  10. ^ "How To Watch Other Space". Other Space Tumblr. 2015. Archived from the original on 2015-05-30. Retrieved May 30, 2015. the series will be released in certain territories outside the US in the coming months.
  11. ^ "How to Watch Sin City Saints". Sin City Tumblr. 2015. Archived from the original on 2015-04-27. Retrieved May 30, 2015. the series will be released in certain territories outside the US in the coming months
  12. ^ Bills, Jaguars to make history as part of free live webcast. The Buffalo News (June 4, 2015). Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  13. ^ Wallenstein, Andrew (January 4, 2016). "Yahoo Screen Shuttered: Video Service Hosted 'Community'; NFL Telecast". Variety. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  14. ^ Machkovech, Sam (January 4, 2016). "Yahoo yanks Yahoo Screen hub, scatters "original" content across sites". Ars Technica. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  15. ^ Yeung, Ken (August 8, 2016). "Yahoo's new View app pairs Hulu shows with a Tumblr-powered fan experience". VentureBeat. Retrieved August 9, 2016.

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2016 in American television

The following is a list of events affecting American television in 2016. Events listed include television show debuts, finales, and cancellations; channel launches, closures, and rebrandings; stations changing or adding their network affiliations; and information about controversies and carriage disputes.

American Broadcasting Company

The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of Walt Disney Television, a subsidiary of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company. The network is headquartered in Burbank, California on Riverside Drive, directly across the street from Walt Disney Studios and adjacent to the Roy E. Disney Animation Building, But the network's second corporate headquarters and News headquarters remains in New York City, New York at their broadcast center on 77 West 66th Street in Lincoln Square in Upper West Side Manhattan.

Since 2007, when ABC Radio (also known as Cumulus Media Networks) was sold to Citadel Broadcasting, ABC has reduced its broadcasting operations almost exclusively to television. The fifth-oldest major broadcasting network in the world and the youngest of the Big Three television networks, ABC is nicknamed as "The Alphabet Network", as its initialism also represents the first three letters of the English alphabet, in order.

ABC launched as a radio network on October 12, 1943, serving as the successor to the NBC Blue Network, which had been purchased by Edward J. Noble. It extended its operations to television in 1948, following in the footsteps of established broadcast networks CBS and NBC. In the mid-1950s, ABC merged with United Paramount Theatres, a chain of movie theaters that formerly operated as a subsidiary of Paramount Pictures. Leonard Goldenson, who had been the head of UPT, made the new television network profitable by helping develop and greenlight many successful series. In the 1980s, after purchasing an 80 percent interest in cable sports channel ESPN, the network's corporate parent, American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., merged with Capital Cities Communications, owner of several print publications, and television and radio stations. In 1996, most of Capital Cities/ABC's assets were purchased by The Walt Disney Company.

The television network has eight owned-and-operated and over 232 affiliated television stations throughout the United States and its territories. Some of the ABC-affiliated stations can also be seen in Canada via pay-television providers, and certain other affiliates can also be received over-the-air in areas within the Canada–United States border. ABC News provides news and features content for select radio stations owned by Citadel Broadcasting, which purchased the ABC Radio properties in 2007 (however relaunched in 2014).

Comparison of video streaming aggregators

Video Streaming Service/Site aggregators are services that scan across multiple video streaming sites to make it easier to find Movies and/or TV shows and where they are available to stream.These sites do not host the content but instead provide links to the service provider sites, directly to the movie or show page in many instances. Search results may also include DVD,Blu-Ray, or digital purchase/rent links, links to facilitate obtaining theater tickets, or to see ratings and reviews from other sites. Registering with these sites is usually not required although doing so can provide additional functionality such as personalized Watchlists, price tracking, and customized/saved searches. Some of these sites also have mobile apps.

Hopeless Romantic (Michelle Branch album)

Hopeless Romantic is the third studio album by American singer and songwriter Michelle Branch. It was released on April 7, 2017, by Verve Records. Co-written and co-produced by Patrick Carney. the album is Branch's first release with Verve after leaving her previous label, Reprise Records, and having the original album material scrapped. Hopeless Romantic is also Branch's first full-length album to be released since Hotel Paper (2003), and first overall release since the Everything Comes and Goes EP in 2010.

The eponymous lead single from the album premiered on Billboard from her Vevo account on February 2, 2017, and was released digitally on February 3, 2017.

Hulu

Hulu () is an American subscription video on demand service fully controlled and majority owned by Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International, a division of The Walt Disney Company, with Comcast as an equity stakeholder.

The service was initially established as a joint venture between News Corporation and NBC Universal, Providence Equity Partners, and later Disney, serving as an aggregation of recent episodes of television series from their respective television networks. In 2010, Hulu launched a subscription service, initially branded as Hulu Plus, which featured full seasons of programs from the companies and other partners, and undelayed access to new episodes. In 2017, the company launched Hulu with Live TV—an over-the-top IPTV service featuring linear television channels. Time Warner later held a stake in the service. As of the first quarter of 2019, Hulu had 28 million subscribers.In March 2019, Disney acquired 21st Century Fox, giving it a 60% majority stake in Hulu. AT&T (which acquired Time Warner in 2018) sold back its roughly 10% stake the following month. Comcast, the only other shareholder in Hulu, announced on May 14, 2019, that it had agreed to cede its control of Hulu to Disney, and reached an agreement for Disney to purchase its 33% stake in the company as early as 2024. Hulu will be operated as a bridge brand alongside Disney's fellow OTT ventures Disney+ and ESPN+, with Hulu positioned as its streaming brand for general entertainment outside of Disney's family-oriented studios and properties.

List of Bob's Burgers episodes

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A total of 172 episodes have been broadcast. All episodes are approximately 22 minutes without commercials, and are broadcast in both high-definition and standard. The series' episodes are also available for download at the iTunes Store in standard and high-definition qualities, and Amazon Video, with new episodes appearing the day after their live airing. Fox Video on Demand also releases episodes of the show, typically one to two days after their original airing. It can also be found on Hulu, with episodes available the day after their broadcast, and Yahoo! View, with episodes available a week after their broadcast.

The first season was released on DVD on April 17, 2012 in Region 1 by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Bob's Burgers' first season averaged 5.07 million viewers in the 2010–11 television season, with the season's first episode, "Human Flesh", being the highest-rated new series premiere of the television season. The second season of Bob's Burgers averaged 4.18 million viewers, as part of the 2011–12 television season and the third season consisted of an average of 4.11 million views per episode in the 2012–13 television season. The first season consisted of 13 episodes, the second consisted of 9, the third consisted of 23, the fourth consisted of 22, the fifth consisted of 21, the sixth consisted of 19, the seventh consisted of 22, the eighth consisted of 21, and the ninth, its most recent, consisted of 22. Bob's Burgers has received very positive reviews from critics. On February 12, 2019, Fox renewed the series for a tenth season.

List of Internet television providers

This article lists Internet television providers - broadcasters of Internet television using digital distribution - by region and by country. Internet TV is typically transmitted wirelessly, or through hard-wired devices, via an over-the-top programming platform to enabled SmartTVs, set-top-boxes, personal computers, smartphones, tablet computers, and digital media receivers such as GoogleTV, AppleTV, Hotstar, Bioscope, Roku, and Boxee.

List of Saturday Night Live commercial parodies

The following is a partial list of Saturday Night Live commercial parodies. On Saturday Night Live (SNL), a parody advertisement is commonly shown after the host's opening monologue. Many of the parodies were produced by James Signorelli. Fast food, beer, feminine hygiene products, toys, medications, financial institutions, and automobiles have been frequent targets.

The commercial parodies have even targeted the SNL producers. A self-parody commercial featured "The Best of the First 20 Minutes", a parody of Broadway Video's series of SNL compilation videos. It offered a compilation of bits from the Cameron Diaz/Smashing Pumpkins September 1998 episode before that episode had even finished.

In 1991, Kevin Nealon and Victoria Jackson hosted a clip show featuring many commercials entitled Saturday Night Live Goes Commercial. In early 1999, Will Ferrell hosted a follow-up special. In late 2005 and in March 2009, the special was updated, featuring commercials created since the airing of the original special.

The New Woody Woodpecker Show

The New Woody Woodpecker Show is an American animated television series that was based on the animated film series and others cartoons characters of the same name created by American cartoonist and animator Walter Lantz. It was created by well-known animator Bob Jaques. Jaques directed the first 13 episodes alongside Alan Zaslove, until the 14th episode, where Zaslove becomes the sole director until the end of the series. It was produced by Universal Cartoon Studios and aired on Saturdays from May 8, 1999 until July 27, 2002 on Fox's Fox Kids in the United States. The show aired on YTV in Canada, Network Ten in Australia, e-Junior in the U.A.E., TV3 in New Zealand, Network 2 in Ireland, M-Net in South Africa, Kids Central in Singapore, TV3 in Malaysia, MBC 3 in the Middle East, CCN TV6 in Trinidad and Tobago, RTB in Brunei, BTV in Bangladesh and CBBC in the UK.

It is an updated version of The Woody Woodpecker Show with characters from the original series and a few new ones appearing in their own segments, in a manner similar to the original Looney Tunes shorts. Each 22-minute episode consists of three segments, two featuring Woody Woodpecker, and one starring Chilly Willy (or Woody's fellow woodpecker co-stars, Winnie Woodpecker and Knothead & Splinter, which lasted until the third season). Each one have their own supporting casts.

Video on demand

Video on demand (VOD) is a programming system which allows users to select and watch/listen to video or audio content such as movies and TV shows whenever they choose, rather than at a scheduled broadcast time, the method that prevailed with over-the-air programming during the 20th century. IPTV technology is commonly used to bring VOD to televisions and personal computers. VOD does have some limitations which one of them is not having enough bandwidth to watch it.

Television VOD systems can stream content through either a set-top box, a computer or other device, allowing viewing in real time, or download it to a device such as a computer, digital video recorder (also called a personal video recorder) or portable media player for viewing at any time. The majority of cable- and telephone company–based television providers offer:

VOD streaming, whereby a user selects a video program and it begins to play immediately on the television set, or

downloading to a digital video recorder (DVR) rented or purchased from the provider, or downloading onto a PC or to a portable device, for viewing in the future.Internet television, using the Internet, is an increasingly popular form of video on demand. VOD can also be accessed via desktop client applications such as the Samsung iCloud online content store.

Some airlines offer VOD as in-flight entertainment to passengers through individually controlled video screens embedded in seatbacks or armrests or offered via portable media players. Some video on demand services, such as Netflix, use a subscription model that requires users to pay a monthly fee to access a bundled set of content, which is mainly movies shows. Other services, such as YouTube, use an advertising- model, where access is free.

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