Soon one could see full length Hollywood movies on Youtube for free. In a recent development Google's YouTube, the largest video-sharing website and MGM has entered into partnership to bring full-length films from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's archives.
For now, the content being made available include MGM's mid-'90s TV series American Gladiators and movies like Bulletproof Monk and 1960 Western The Magnificent Seven but MGM has a big list of movies, check out the list of MGM movies here.
YouTube in October forged a similar partnership with CBS Corp to run full-length archived shows, including "Star Trek," "Young and the Restless" and "Beverly Hills 90210." The new partnerships put YouTube in more direct competition with Hulu, the online video site owned by News Corp and General Electric's NBC Universal.
By partnering with MGM, Google, which bought YouTube two years ago for $1.65bn, has been searching for ways to make money out of the site without driving away its huge fan base.
YouTube is strengthening its position as an entertainment destination where Hollywood studios can reach a global audience.