'SNL' Archive Going to Yahoo!
Not quite live, from Yahoo!, it's "Saturday Night Live."
The web juggernaut and Broadway Video Entertainment have reached a deal to bring the "Saturday Night Live" archives to Yahoo, the companies announced. The archives, from the NBC show's 1975 debut until the present, will be available on Sept. 1.
The clips will be removed from Hulu and NBC.com, where they are now available, and be posted on Yahoo exclusively for a year.
Besides episodes, the Yahoo archives will also feature behind-the-scenes clips, dress rehearsal outtakes, and select musical performances.
"'Saturday Night Live' is legendary for launching new talent, providing witty commentary on current events, and delighting fans the world over," said Yahoo president and CEO Marissa Mayer. "We are thrilled to give Yahoo! users the most comprehensive collection of 'SNL' content available on the web, and make Yahoo! a home for current season clips, as well as clips from the entire 38-season archive."
"Yahoo! will give 'Saturday Night Live' a great opportunity to expand its current digital distribution," said Broadway Video CEO Jack Sullivan. "This deal will ensure that 'SNL' clips from past and future seasons will be even more accessible to fans across all generations."