News of Yahoo preparing to enter into the realm of online video services is picking up. After reports of the internet giant courting top Youtube content creators to jump ship, the Wall Street Journal is now claiming that there is interest in half hour long comedies.
WSJ cited sources who say that the series could have a budget of up to several million dollars per episode, which would appear to rival the kind of shows now appearing on Netflix and Amazon. These projects would apparently be lead by writers and directors with TV experience.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is apparently trying to launch a Yahoo video streaming service with an online hit that goes viral. How they plan to do this is a while different story. Hit TV series are hard enough to come by, and nobody is able to predict what goes viral. Mayer’s plan at the moment appears to be to launch a lot of content at the same time and hope something gets the job done.
[Souce: The Next Web]