Briefs: Yahoo! to broadcast CBS's 60 Minutes

March 23, 2006

Yahoo! will be broadcasting CBS's weekly news program "60 Minutes" online.

The broadcasts will be available from this autumn, when the program starts its 39th season.

"We believe this is an important step toward establishing 60 MINUTES as the news magazine of the future," Sean McManus, president of CBS news and sports, said in a news release.

"With the addition of 60 MINUTES video to Yahoo!, our users will have access to one of the most respected news franchises, programmed and edited with Yahoo!'s audience in mind," said Lloyd Braun, head of Yahoo!'s media group. "We're focused on creating an experience that gives users a complete picture of the stories and issues important to them," he added.

All of the program's content will be archived by Yahoo!.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

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