This is a great move for Viacom they are putting The Daily Show with Jon Stewart online for free. I expect it will have many ads but it is a step in the right direction. Viacom must realize that TV and the internet will one day be one. It is too bad the Colbert Report isn’t being put on the internet, or on YouTube. Viacom needs to partner with YouTube and provide access to their tv series as long as they get 50% of the profit YouTube makes on them. Although Viacom has it’s own media player it is choked full of ads and it just can’t beat YouTube. By putting shows on a quality site like YouTube it shows that they are trying to move on to the internet.
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Could this be the end of YouTube? Many greedy companies have started suing YouTube for copyright infringement. Even soccer players and weather forecasters. Viacom recently sent over 100,000 notifications for youtube to delete clips from shows that they produce. Some of these shows are shows like the Daily Show, Colbert Report, VH1, and Nickelodeon. What they may not realize is that these clips don’t take away viewers from their shows it only adds to the views. If I watched a Stephen Colbert Clip on the internet and thought it was funny I would be more inclined to watch their next show at 11:30 pm on Comedy Central. What Viacom needs to do is team up with youtube because Viacom’s website dosn’t have a very good video service. Is this the end of YouTube? No it is not.
As John Oliver one of the reporters on the daily show said very well, It doesn’t matter if you get a toy painted with lead only stupid kids open their toys it decreases the value. And anyway our westerner kid have to experience more. Right now while our kids are chewing on toys painted in lead, Chinese kids are busy working hard to paint these toys in lead.