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Now you can watch TV shows on YouTube (I mean legally)

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 17th 2009 3:11PM
YouTubeI'm going to assume that one of the big reasons why you can now watch full episodes of various TV shows on YouTube is because of the success of sites like Hulu and AOL Video. There have been a lot of TV shows and movies uploaded to YouTube, often in hard-to-navigate "parts," with bad sound. But YouTube has made deals with several networks/studios, including Sony, CBS, Showtime, and Discovery to show full length, legal copies of many TV shows.

It's a fair collection, including current shows like Harper's Island, Jimmy Kimmel Live, As The World Turns, Man vs. Wild, Mythbusters, along with classic shows like Bewitched, MacGyver, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Barney Miller, I Spy, I Dream of Jeannie, and many others. It's not the selection you'll find on Hulu, but it's OK (and I'm sure the list will grow). I just wonder if it's enough to get people to drift away from other video sites.

It's not glitch-free, however. Take a look at this and this and tell me what the heck they have to do with The Dick Van Dyke Show. Only five episodes of the show on there and two of them aren't even from the show.

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brilliant.hopefully the music side gets sorted to.


April 17 2009 at 4:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Sounds like the same bunch Netflix craps out.

April 17 2009 at 3:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Joey Geraci

Really? You must not have checked out Netflix's collection in a while.

April 17 2009 at 4:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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