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Yahoo Shutters Video Service Yahoo Screen (Exclusive)

Yahoo has shut down Yahoo Screen, the video hub the beleaguered company launched over two years ago to unite its many original and syndicated programming under one roof. […] The plan now is to move the video properties from Yahoo Screen to the company’s many digital magazines, where like-minded content can sit side by side. Streamed concerts from Yahoo Screen’s Live Nation channel, for instance, can now be surrounded with content from Yahoo Music. – Andrew Wallenstein, Variety

Yahoo Loses $42M on ‘Community,’ Other Originals

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[Yahoo] took a $42 million write-down in its video division during the third quarter, CFO Ken Goldman revealed on the company’s third quarter earnings call. He later explained that Community, Sin City Saints and Other Space were to blame, noting that Yahoo “couldn’t see a way to make money over time.” […] The company is keeping the door open for future projects. “We’re not saying we’re not going to do these at all in the future, but what we are saying is, in three cases at least, it didn’t work the way we had hoped it would work,” Goldman said[.] – Natalie Jarvey, The Hollywood Reporter

Yahoo won’t let Community die, no matter how hard Dan Harmon tries to kill it

Unfortunately, as a promotion for Community, the live episode of Harmontown turns out to be terrible. Harmontown is one of those shambolic, off-the-top-of-our-heads type of celebrity-man podcasts where the entire show is about how terrible it is. Harmon is self-effacing, but never self-effacing enough, and his co-hosts can do little but watch as he free-associates for hours at a time. At one point, he freestyles a lengthy rap about (his words) “fucking your mom,” and it’s not even his worst musical performance of the evening. – Casey Newton, The Verge
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Trailer out for Yahoo’s new streaming comedy about a Las Vegas NBA team

Yahoo is getting into the streaming, scripted show market, and one of their new shows is “Sin City Saints” about a fictional NBA team in Las Vegas. The show features former NBA players Rick Fox and Baron Davis, plus Malin Akerman, Tom Arnold and Andrew Santino. From executive producer Mike Tollin (“One Tree Hill,” “Smallville,” “Varsity Blues”) and Mandalay Sports Media. It premieres Monday, March 23 exclusively on Yahoo Screen. – Kurt Helin, ProBasketballTalk 
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Here are 5 award-winning webseries you’ve never heard of

  1. Destroy The Alpha Gammas: If Glee and Grease were to mate, with a touch of college sophomore attitude, you would have this familiar-yet-fun, singing/dancing webseries[.]
  2. Often Awesome The Series, An ALS Love Story: [T]ells the touching and wonderfully human, uplifting story of Timothy LaFollete and his wife Kaylan Szafranski in their battle with Timothy’s shocking ALS diagnosis.
  3. Universal Dead: D. B. Sweeney, [sic] ventures forth with his post-apocalyptic military squadron to visit the secret hiding place for a colony of walking dead.
  4. The Fuzz: The 15-part series is a mad video scientist’s mashup of the play Avenue Q, the Muppets, and Jimmy Kimmel’s classic Crank Yankers series.
  5. Libres: [A] politically charged story of a group of seven people who go to live in an abandoned village, where they attempt to bring social change through such efforts as launching a community farm.

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