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MGM to Put Movies Out on YouTube

I was listening to the radio this morning on the way to work and Brook Shields was talking to Valentine (I know, my radio station selection sucks, but in my defense, I had just switched over from Mike and Mike where they were talking about college football and I am still sad about JoePaw losing and not having the chance to retire with a championship) about the failing television ratings for Lipstick Jungle and other shows.  She was complaining (but in a nice way) that so many people TIVO/DVR and so few people watch live TV.  I'm a big Tivo junkie. In fact, we start watching shows 15 minutes into them so that we can fastforward through the commercials in the event that we watch a show live (which is rare).  Anyway, the point is that TV shows are going to have to do more product placement in order to survive.

Many of the shows that I follow I watch via the Internet.  It allows me to schedule TV watching during the time that is most convenient for me (usually on Saturday evenings when I am sewing).  
In an effort to gain more revenue and attract a different, perhaps broader audience, MGM is going to be placing full length ad supported movies on YouTube.  I like this idea a great deal even though the initial offerings such as the Magnificent Seven really don't float my boat.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

One Comment

  1. Ann Bruce
    Nov 10, 2008 @ 21:43:39

    Meh. My public library started carrying DVDs last year. I don’t even watch movies on the ‘Net anymore. The library has saved me so much money because I only fork over $$ for movies I really want to own.

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