Yahoo announces original TV series

yahooYahoo has announced two original TV series that will be shown on its website and mobile app.

It makes Yahoo the latest technology firm to join the fast-growing market for digital video content.

Companies such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and Microsoft have been looking to compete with traditional TV programming to attract viewers to their platforms.

Some have even been signing deals with internet service providers to stream videos faster and more smoothly.

On Monday, Netflix announced a deal with Verizon – one of the biggest internet service providers in the US – which will see Netflix servers connected directly to Verizon’s network, resulting in faster speeds.

“We have reached an interconnect arrangement with Verizon that we hope will improve performance for our joint customers over the coming months,” Joris Evers, spokesman for Netflix, said in a statement.

The firm had agreed a similar deal with Comcast earlier this year.

‘Continue to build’
Yahoo said its first two original series will be comedies titled: Other Space and Sin City Saints.

The firm said it has got 500 million streams on Yahoo Screen in the US since it launched its comedy line up on the website seven months ago.

“We are continuing to build our library with universally loved comedy such as Saturday Night Live and Comedy Central,” Kathy Savitt, chief marketing officer on Yahoo, said in a statement.

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