Tuesday, July 25, 2006

TV Land Adds New Broadband Video Player

Yet more activity on the web for niche or specialty television markets

"TV Land will launch a new broadband video player on its Web site late this summer which will allow fans to stream full-length episodes of both classic shows from the network's library along with TV Land originals.

The new broadband player will debut on Aug. 24 as part of a larger overhaul of TVLand.com.

Each month, full episodes of a single classic series will be featured, starting with the 1960s western Daniel Boone in September, followed by Star Trek and That Girl later in the year. In addition, in September, select clips and outtakes from the misunderstanding-filled Three's Company will be highlighted in the new channel.

While a growing number of cable networks have launched branded broadband video channels on the Web over the past year plus, most have focused on repurposing extra footage from original series owned by that particular network--such as MTV Overdrive's Laguna Beach After Show. "

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