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Yahoo! Strikes 1-Year Deal to Stream Saturday Night Live

By Kevin Chen - Apr 25, 2013 at 8:46AM

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Yahoo! strikes exclusive deal with NBC to show SNL, while Hulu and NBC.com lose out

Yahoo! (NASDAQ: YHOO) has struck a deal with Broadway Video Entertainment and NBC Entertainment to feature Saturday Night Live (SNL) content exclusively on Yahoo! for one year. 

Under the deal, Yahoo! users will have exclusive access to SNL's entire 38-year archive, spanning from 1975 to 2013. This includes "making-of" and "behind-the-scenes" clips; however, only a selection of SNL musical performances and dress rehearsals will be available. So far, the company has announced that its users will be able to view famous skits from the "Blues Brothers" to "Wayne's World." Viewers can begin viewing SNL on Sept. 1, 2013 across Yahoo!'s sites.

Yahoo! viewers will also gain non-exclusive access to the current season of SNL. Internationally, Yahoo! shares distribution rights for the same library of content; International Yahoo! users have non-exclusive access to SNL. 

As a result of the deal, the SNL clips will be removed from other video platforms -- Hulu and NBC.com. Additionally, the SNL content will addd to Yahoo!'s expanding video library. Not only does the company have partnership to show Hulu videos, but the company also runs Yahoo! Studios -- which produces original web series like Burning Love, The Fuzz, and Ghost Ghirls. 

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