Youtube Strikes Deals to Stream Full Length Films

I dont know how I didnt see this, but apparently youtube has struck a deal with several major studios to stream full flicks.  Check this bit from THR:

In a move intended to strike back at the encroaching Hulu, YouTube on Thursday announced a series of partnerships that will enable it to stream a range of full-length movies and television shows.

The pics and episodes, which will be streamed on a separate section on YouTube as free ad-supported content, encompass a host of library titles from studios including Sony and Lionsgate and television networks as well as a number of indie pics.

I find this to be fairly significant, it shows an attitude of progression from the majors and certainly a step in the right direction.  So what if the content will be older stuff, the sheer fact that it will be available is a big step.  Go to the link above and read the rest, this is big.


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