- The app, called Yahoo Screen (YHOO), features both Yahoo-developed content and material from partners/licensees. Content from Saturday Night Live, which Yahoo scored an exclusive licensing deal for earlier this year, is included, as is video from existing partners such as The Onion and ABC News.
- Also included are Comedy Central shows such as The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, courtesy of a new content deal with Viacom (VIA, VIAB)
- Much like other new Yahoo apps, Screen places a big emphasis on images and a simple, fluid UI. The app enters a crowded mobile video landscape that includes Netflix, 800-lb. gorilla YouTube, and a bevy of more targeted apps created by TV networks, content owners, and startups.
Yahoo launches mobile video app, strikes content deal with Viacom
Sep 9 2013, 19:16 ET