Yahoo to Launch Paid Net


Yahoo to Launch Paid Net Video Service: The first “real” competition to RealNetworks: Yahoo is close to unveiling details of a paid, subscription-based Internet video service. Sources said the company is preparing to introduce the service, called “Platinum Yahoo,” by the end of March. “Yahoo has been in discussions with television networks to become content partners in the new service, which could feature video clips from News Corp.’s Fox network, Viacom’s CBS and Walt Disney’s, according to sources close to the negotiations. The sources cautioned, though, that deals have not been sealed and plans could change.”

Also read a story on this on CBS MarketWatch.

Also read a story on I did on RealNetworks and emerging competition: “The More Things Change, the More They Remain the Same: Is RealOne the Cable Giant of the Future?

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