Yahoo! announced today that a new slate of premium video content and original series for Canadians in a variety of categories, like News, Sports, Finance, TV, Movies, Lifestyle and Comedy, that feature talent like Ken Marino, Tom Hanks and Morgan Spurlock. The company also launched Yahoo! Canada Screen, an online destination for award-winning original programming that allows Canadians to access to hundreds of thousands of videos and web shows. Each category includes individual show and topic pages, all editorially programmed to the most popular and interesting videos.
More than ever, young professionals are tuning into the online world for programming and entertainment. Not only does the web provide the ability to bring unique series and documentaries to a global audience, it provides an always accessible, engaging experience no matter where viewers are or what device they are using – a definite draw for the time-strapped but entertainment-loving YP set.
Yahoo!’s new slate of video content covers all the bases, with something for every taste: guilty pleasures, guaranteed laughs, and action-based programs alike.
Here is what we can expect:
Burning Love (Paramount Pictures/Red Hour/Abominable Pictures) is a critic favourite, which features an impressive lineup of comedic celebrity talent (including Canada’s Malin Akerman) and spoofs popular reality television dating shows. The show follows fireman Mark Orlando (Ken Marino) as he searches for the perfect woman.
Playtone and Reliance Entertainment’s animated series created by and starring Tom Hanks is a new 90-minute action-packed sci-fi adventure series that touches upon relevant global issues and themes like energy consumption, freedom of information, crime and punishment.
This original series is the brainchild of documentary film producer Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) and follows seven people as they confront and attempt to conquer their fear of failure. Many YPs could learn a thing or two from this one.
Another series by Morgan Spurlock, Mansome provides men with the ultimate guide to grooming, survival, cooking and sports. We have a feeling this will be a hit among the urban YP men.
Celebrity chef host Fabio Viviani (Top Chef Season 5, restaurateur, cookbook author) presents back-to-basics tips and recipes to create easy and delicious Italian meals in 15 minutes, giving viewers a chance to recreate professional Italian recipes in their own kitchens.
omg! NOW is currently one of the most watched video programs online, covering the latest entertainment news and happenings in the Celebrisphere. Hosted by Kristen Aldridge, this fast-paced daily program gives viewers all the latest Hollywood dirt in less than two minutes flat.
Primetime in No Time
Primetime in No Time (PiNT) on Yahoo! TV is the most successful original video series online, providing a daily recap of last night’s can’t-miss primetime TV shows, events and biggest TV pop culture moments.