Disney and YouTube Create a Wonderful World

Sports fans and kids to benefit in new partnership

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009  |  Updated 5:15 AM PDT
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Disney and YouTube Create a Wonderful World

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YouTube's partnership with Disney helps the Google owned company take another step to ensuring its fans get less and less banned material.

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The Walt Disney Co. says it has agreed to provide short-form videos from its ABC and ESPN television properties to run on Google Inc.'s YouTube in an ad-revenue sharing arrangement.
 
The agreement was announced Monday. Google has a similar deal with broadcaster CBS Corp., which provides both short-form and full episodes.
 
Google remains locked in a legal battle with Viacom Inc., which is suing it for $1 billion for infringing on copyrights for such shows as Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart."
 
 

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The ESPN channel will debut in mid-April, while the ABC channel, including videos from ABC Entertainment, ABC News, ABC Family and SOAPnet, will debut in May.

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