DreamWorks Partners With YouTube

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youtubenationDream­Works car­toon arm Dream­Works Ani­ma­tion has part­nered with web video shar­ing site YouTube for a new daily show for the Inter­net. Titled YouTube Nation, the show is expected to run five min­utes per day, and will high­lights of the best of YouTube pro­gram­ming. YouTube Nation will be co-produced by the two com­pa­nies, with YouTube financ­ing the ven­ture, and is expected to debut next week.

Dream­Works Ani­ma­tion will hire a team of about ten to help curate shows and iden­tify inter­est­ing pro­gram­ming. YouTube will be heav­ily involved in the pro­gram, select­ing newly-uploaded and pop­u­lar uploaded videos, which is owned by Google. The video-sharing web­site is heav­ily reliant on user-submitted con­tent, and has not yet been a pro­ducer any con­tent of its own.

The show is said to be pro­duced in a hyper newsmagazine-style for­mat akin to what “TMZ” looks like on TV.

Dream­Works Ani­ma­tion pres­i­dent Jef­frey Katzen­berg has long been an advo­cate of dri­ving his com­pany to more Internet-related deliv­ery. Dream­Works Ani­ma­tion recently part­nered with Inter­net stream­ing com­pany Net­flix  for the first ever streamed ani­mated series, Turbo: F.A.S.T. Dream­Works Ani­ma­tion will ulti­mately be pro­vid­ing over 300 hour of con­tent for Netflix.

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