Disney Joins YouTube’s New Strategy

Disney (NYSE:DISand YouTube (NASDAQ:GOOG), the Internet’s most popular video source, have joined hands to bring family-friendly video entertainment to the Internet.

On-line video “destinations” will feature video content on both Disney.com and YouTube in early 2012. Disney Interactive (NYSE:DIS) will produce and program the co-branded content for both Disney.com and YouTube, providing a family-friendly viewing experience across both platforms.

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“With online video consumption exploding and YouTube at the center of that trend, we see an opportunity for Disney Interactive (NYSE:DIS) and YouTube to bring Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) legacy of storytelling to a new generation of families and Disney (NYSE:DIS) enthusiasts on the platforms they prefer,” said Jimmy Pitaro, Co-President of Disney Interactive (NYSE:DIS). “As we prepare to re-launch Disney.com in fall 2012, the Disney/YouTube destination will play a critical part in our next generation platform.”

This move continues YouTube’s new strategy to give television companies such as DirecTV (NASDAQ:DTV), DISH (NASDAQ:DISH) and Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) as well as movie distribution companies such as Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) a run for their money.

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