Viacom Moves Off YouTube

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Aron Schatz
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February 9, 2007
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Viacom will be releasing a service that offers the same basic principle that YouTube does. Of course they plan to upsell this service. Expect lots of ads.

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The idea behind the strategy, experts believe, it is to find a "workaround" to YouTube. And while Viacom executives say they're not trying to take the Google-owned video-sharing site head on, there's no question that relations between the two companies are chilly. After months of fruitless negotiations, Viacom last week demanded that YouTube remove 100,000 clips that featured the company's television shows or movies.

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