YouTube and the Sundance Kid

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Sundance Channel content, starting with fare based on the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, will be available on YouTube under terms of a strategic relationship between the two companies, announced Thursday.

Clips from the network’s original series, films and documentaries will join its festival coverage.

As far as the festival, YouTube will offer new content each day on a Sundance-branded area, including: Festival Dailies, the network’s daily wrap-up show; profiles of filmmakers in competition; archival video clips from past festivals; and in-depth coverage by YouTube users Arin Crumley and Susan Buice.

The content will also be featured on Sundance’s Web site in a revamped minisite dedicated to the Sundance Film Festival.

“Sundance Channel's coverage of the Sundance Film Festival is a great way to start things off, and we hope to build a community of YouTube fans throughout 2007,” Sundance vice president of digital media and business strategy Christopher Barry said in a prepared statement.

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