YOUTUBE will be hosting some full-length television shows and films from the famed Hollywood studio Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM).
The popular video-sharing website and MGM said on today the partnership would start with a channel featuring episodes from the popular American Gladiators television show of the 1980s and 1990s at youtube.com/americangladiators.Another channel, youtube.com/impact, will feature clips from action movies such as Rocky and The Magnificent Seven and full-length films such as Lone Wolf McQuade and Bulletproof Monk.
YouTube and MGM said the videos will contain advertising and new channels would be launched "in the near future".
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