Yahoo! (Nasdaq: YHOO) and Broadway Video Entertainment with NBC Entertainment today announced a partnership to bring the “Saturday Night Live” (“SNL”) archives from 1975 to 2013 exclusively to Yahoo!. The partnership, which will be celebrated at Yahoo!’s Digital Content NewFront event on April 29, makes Yahoo! the most comprehensive digital home for “SNL” content.
The archives, which will be available beginning September 1, 2013 on Yahoo!, will feature exclusive “SNL” content including:
- A library of show clips from the 1975/76 – 2012/13 seasons
- Select “SNL” musical performances
- Making-of and behind-the-scenes clips
- A selection of dress rehearsal clips
- Yahoo! will also feature current season episodes non-exclusively and has distribution rights for library show clips outside of the U.S. non-exclusively.
“‘Saturday Night Live’ is legendary for launching new talent, providing witty commentary on current events, and delighting fans the world over,” Marissa Mayer, Yahoo! President and CEO, said. “We are thrilled to give Yahoo! users the most comprehensive collection of ‘SNL’ content available on the web, and make Yahoo! a home for current season clips, as well as clips from the entire 38-season archive.”
"Yahoo! will give 'Saturday Night Live' a great opportunity to expand its current digital distribution," said Jack Sullivan, CEO, Broadway Video. "This deal will ensure that ‘SNL’ clips from past and future seasons will be even more accessible to fans across all generations."
Yahoo! and Broadway Video Entertainment will collaborate on building a digital hub for the “SNL” programming, which will be promoted across Yahoo!’s network. Archived “SNL” content will be removed from other video platforms and available exclusively on the digital hub for one year.
The “SNL” library adds to Yahoo!’s portfolio of premium original comedy programming, which draws in millions of people every day. The partnership highlights Yahoo!’s commitment to premium comedy content and expands the current lineup of critically acclaimed shows including Burning Love, upcoming shows including The Fuzz, Ghost Ghirls and more on Yahoo!.
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ABOUT BROADWAY VIDEO
Founded in 1979 by Lorne Michaels, creator and executive producer of "Saturday Night Live," Broadway Video Entertainment (BVE) is New York's leading full-service entertainment company. BVE offers an unparalleled scope of services that include the production of some of the country's most popular TV programming and feature films, the marketing and distribution of a rich entertainment library and access to state-of-the-art design and post production facilities staffed by the industry's most creative visual and sound designers and technicians.
ABOUT NBC ENTERTAINMENT
NBC Entertainment develops and schedules programming for the network’s primetime, late-night, and daytime schedules. NBC’s quality programs and balanced lineup have earned the network critical acclaim, numerous awards, and ratings success. NBC has earned more Emmy Awards than any network in television history. NBC’s roster of popular scripted series includes the Emmy Award-winning comedy The Office as well as the critically acclaimed Parks and Recreation and Community, and new popular comedies The New Normal, Go On and Guys With Kids. NBC’s drama slate is highlighted by the buzz-worthy new series Revolution and Chicago Fire, veteran award-winning shows Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Parenthood, and the acclaimed recent additions Smash and Grimm. Unscripted series for NBC include the vocal competition hit The Voice as well as The Biggest Loser, The Celebrity Apprentice and the perennial #1 most-watched summer series, America's Got Talent.
In late-night, NBC regularly delivers #1 broadcast results with The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Last Call with Carson Daly and Saturday Night Live. NBC Daytime's Days of our Lives consistently ranks among daytime’s top programs in the valuable women 18-34 category. The five-time, Emmy Award-winning NBC.com streams full episodes and provides original content for NBC entertainment shows online and through apps for mobile and tablet devices. NBC recently launched NBC Kids, a new Saturday morning programming block designed specifically to address the developmental needs of preschool-aged children. Programmed by the kids’ experts at Sprout, the nation's first 24-hour preschool television channel, this new three-hour block will feature educational series that promote active, healthy lifestyles for younger children.