More sports content will be coming to subscribers of premium Internet-content
package Yahoo! Platinum.
Yahoo! Inc. (www.yahoo.com) plans to add
boxing content from Showtime, plus material from the National Hockey League,
Major League Soccer, National Geographic and Warren Miller Entertainment.
Showtime will supply Yahoo! with its ShoBox series, as well as 50
boxing matches from the network's archives. Subscribers have two audio options
-- to listen from the fighter's corner or from the manager's unedited tips and
The NHL is supplying NHL plays of the day, game and series highlights and
cool shots from the Stanley Cup playoffs.
MLS will provide live video broadcasts of selected games this season.
Warren Miller will supply episodes of Thrills and Spills from its
skiing and snowboarding library.
Yahoo! Platinum -- which also includes content from CBS' Survivor,
Fox's American Idol: Search for a Superstar, ABC News and CBS MarketWatch
-- is available for $9.95 per month.
A service level that includes archived NCAA basketball highlights and
NASCAR.com (www.nascar.com) retails for
Also on the content front, MGM Home Entertainment will supply movies to
online movie-delivery service CinemaNow (www.cinemanow.com). Movies will appear day
and date with pay-per-view and VOD.