Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Saturday Night Live Videos may be available on their own website

According to a story in Broadcasting & Cable magazine, Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels is in talks with NBC to develop an on-demand site for SNL videos, thanks to the success of SNL clips on Hulu. The idea grew as execs saw how popular SNL clips on Hulu (owned by NBC Universal) had become.

One concern Michaels and company have is whether they can monetize the site or not. While I'm all for people making money -- we do live in a capitalist society after all -- I think FunnyOrDie.com's lack of financial success should give him pause. SNL alum Will Ferrell's brainchild isn't doing that well financially, which has caused some worries that the site might, well, die. If they don't make any money at it, then they can't consider the site a failure. If they tried, and didn't, what will that do to all the content we've all come to enjoy?

Of course, this means that you might not be able to watch these things for free. If that's the case, be sure to check out great videos, like the Peyton Manning fake United Way commercial while you still have time.

Hat tip to Mashable for this happy bit o' news.

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