Yahoo offers free comedy shows for one week

By Justin Mann on December 27, 2005, 11:44 AM
To promote its online video services, Yahoo will be temporarily offering up two comedy shows for free to anyone who wants to watch. For the week following January 2nd, Yahoo will offer them via stream, including previously aired episodes. “Two and a Half Men” and “How I Met Your Mother” will be there for interested viewers. More companies have been increasingly turning to online video in an answer to greater demand for Internet entertainment. A few months ago CBS started offering various shows in one form or another, sometimes with restriction and sometimes without, on their website. The idea is obviously catching on.

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mtyson8 said:
Great. The only benefit I see is watching episodes you may have missed. The Internet entertainment I use is Nascar trackpass, which has extra information(telemetry, driver conversations..speed..etc) to use during a live race, which you dont hear or see during a FOX or NBC broadcast. I think they shoud add features you can turn on or off(like comentary, pre-air mess-ups) to benefit from showing sitcoms.
asphix said:
Theres your need for increased bandwith!!Anyway, is this supposed to be a monthly fee service? or is it a pay-per-download type thing? If its a monthly service I think this would be really great. If it became more mainstream it would really cator to those with media center PC's or PC's hooked up to their televisions.
PanicX said:
Can't say that those 2 shows really interest me enough to check them out. I'll probably just take a look to see what their compression quality is like and then wait to see if they offer anything good.
Kev_Boy said:
Shame they're not offering The Office, I heard that's a pretty good comedy show to.
Bartzy said:
Here you will see a difference between 1mbps and 7mbps for example...Another step towards involving TV into the net. Definetely a great feature and though most people think it's a small step, I'm sure it is a small step that will lead us to bigger, much important ones.
mentaljedi said:
Lol. imagine the poor guy in indonisia trying to watch an english/american show. Imagine the wait! I'd cry...
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