YouTube May be Going Long Form!

YouTube is starting things off by showing the flick Ghostbusters this week to mark the film’s 25th anniversary. Is this a preview of what’s to come? What’s more intriguing about this is that the film is being [piped through Sony’s Crackle player, which will be embedded on the site.

David Sarno reports that Sony is currently developing Ghostbusters 3. L.A. Times Hero Complex blogger Geoff Boucher spoke with Dan Aykroyd about the film in May. The showing, which will appear in a 16×9 aspect ratio at “high quality” resolution (as opposed to YouTube’s league-leading jumbo HD player) will feature seven or eight in-stream commercials. The revenue will be shared between partners Sony and YouTube, with the studio taking the majority of the proceeds.


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