posted at 21:50
Author: Mark Sullivan
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 04:02:02 +0000
HBO gives Yahoo Screen the first episode of its latest original TV show
Yahoo's burgeoning online video service, Yahoo Screen, is getting a hot piece of content from HBO today that should draw attention. The first episode of TV network's much-anticipated new drama, The Leftovers, became available for viewing on Yahoo today, and will stay online through July 6. The new series debuted Sunday night, and HBO is hoping to generate some buzz through Yahoo. Yahoo doesn't have an exclusive on it. Community creator Dan Harmon announced that the former NBC series would be getting a sixth season on Yahoo Screen following NBC's cancellation of the show earlier this year. Yahoo has been busy signing content deals over the past year to try to make itself look like a real video site. Yahoo is also rumored to be launching its own streaming video service that would compete directly with YouTube. Founded in 1994 by Stanford PhD candidates David Filo and Jerry Yang as a way for them to keep track of their personal interests on the Internet, Yahoo! has grown into a company that hel... read more ».

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