Yahoo is looking to follow in the footsteps of services like Netflix and Hulu by producing four original shows, all half-hour comedies, that will air on Yahoo’s streaming service, Yahoo Screen.

Yahoo Screen is still a ways away from being able to compete with its larger competitors, to the point where I didn’t even know the service existed until I read this story, but forking over the cash for original, exclusive content is likely a step in the right direction. The company is reportedly willing to invest $700,000 to a few million dollars per episode for 10 episode seasons, which shows that they’re serious about this new endeavor.

Yahoo Screen can currently only be viewed through a browser or the iOS app, so options for watching any content are extremely limited. Still, it’s a work in progress and there’s no reason to think that it can’t reach the accessibility of its competitors, though whether or not they can achieve the same popularity is another question entirely.

via The Verge

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