Disney Cuts Deal to Show Clips on YouTube

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 30, 2009 7:02 PM CDT
Mickey Mouse poses at Miley Cyrus' 'Sweet 16' birthday celebration benefiting Youth Service America at Disneyland on October 5, 2008 in Anaheim, California.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Walt Disney Co. has struck a deal with YouTube to show clips from ABC and ESPN shows on the video-sharing site, Variety reports. Facing another year of red ink—YouTube still isn't profitable, the Wall Street Journal says—the company agreed to let Disney show ads along with the clips as long as it shares the profits. In another evolving deal, Disney is in talks to run full-length ABC shows on Hulu, in return for an equity stake in the site.