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Yahoo to cut 15% of staff, divest assets

Yahoo has announced plans to cut 15% of its workforce and has begun to explore “divesting non-strategic assets of value” – including its online games and smart TV software. Speaking on the company’s fourth quarter earnings call, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer (pictured) said that the board and management are looking to “strategic alternatives” in a […]

Yahoo closes video platform

Tech giant Yahoo has shuttered its video streaming platform, Yahoo Screen, two years after it was created. Yahoo Screen launched with more than 1,000 hours of programming, eight original shows and licensing agreements with the likes of Viacom, and went on to commission more original series, including the revival of former NBC comedy Community (pictured). […]

First presenter-led show for 500m-view Barcroft

Online channel Barcroft TV has commissioned its first presenter-led series as it passes the 500 million YouTube views mark. The UK-based operator – which is also distributor via AOL On Network, Yahoo Screen, Japan’s GyaO! and China’s Youku – has greenlit Top 5 Shorts, a weekly round-up show featuring Barcroft’s most popular and commented-on content. […]

Yahoo saves Community

Web search giant Yahoo has saved the cancelled NBC comedy Community by agreeing to finance a sixth season. The new run of the show, which has a significant cult following but regularly failed to draw good broadcast numbers, will go out on Yahoo Screen following a deal with rights holder Sony Pictures Television. The ensemble […]

Jack Black making web series Ghost Ghirls for Yahoo

Actor Jack Black and the US division of Shine are teaming to make web comedy series Ghost Ghirls. The twelve-episode digital series, which was originally slated for US cable net Syfy, will debut next spring on ISP Yahoo!’s Yahoo! Screen service. It will be made by Black’s Electric Dynamite Productions and Shine America. Black will […]