Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Sunday April 28, 2013

Yahoo Snags Exclusive Rights to SNL

A deal was announced this week between Lorne Michaels and Yahoo to give Yahoo exclusive access to all material from SNL going back to 1975. Presently the exclusivity deal is only valid for one year, but it looks like Yahoo is planning a much longer run with the material. Exactly what the plans are for the use the almost 40 years of Saturday Night Live has yet to be announced by Yahoo.

The deal isn’t good news for everyone; clarified in an otherwise-undisclosed terms, other sites will be forced to remove SNL library material to ensure that Yahoo’s online exclusivity remains intact.