Wednesday, November 22, 2006

A MotherLoad of a Story

Almost The News is proud to bring you a story that is almost, not really, but sort of kind of in a round about way EXCLUSIVE. Actually, we stole this story, but it was SO BIG, we just had to share it here.

Comedy Central has heard the voices (we hear them all the time), listening to the huddled masses sitting in front of their silver screens...give us our video's, let us put "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report" on our blogs! Unlike in Washington, the people have spoken, and Comedy Central has listened, and DELIVERED. There is a GOD, and can I have a praise Jesus from the congregation?

Comedy Central to Syndicate 'MotherLoad'

By Ed Oswald, BetaNews
November 16, 2006, 2:48 PM

Comedy Central plans to follow in the footsteps of YouTube by allowing its users to syndicate videos found in its "MotherLoad" video service. The changes, coming later this month, will be introduced along with a redesign of the company's Web site.

In many ways, this is also a victory for Adobe as yet another major content provider switches to the Flash video format. Once an also-ran in multimedia, the technology has quickly turned into the format of choice for its cross-compatibility with a variety of platforms.

Much of that success can be attributed to YouTube, which was one of the first sites to make heavy use of Flash as a format for streaming media.

Comedy Central executives told Reuters that those advantages were one of the reasons they selected the technology. Also, the syndication of videos was also a popular request. Grabbed videos will still contain advertising, although details are not yet finalized.

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