Yahoo to stream CBS comedies

MUMBAI: For the first time, full episodes of US broadcaster CBS's comedies Two And A Half Men and How I Met Your Mother will be available for free video streaming without commercials, exclusively on Yahoo! TV

This marks the first time that Yahoo! will stream an episode of a CBS television series in its entirety. The CBS "Comedy Bowl" continues through 2 January 2005.

Yahoo! will offer two encore episodes from both the series that were broadcast earlier this season on the CBS Television Network. The episodes from Two And A Half Men available for video streaming include We Called It Mr. Pinky and Madame and Her Special Friend.

CBS Digital Media president Larry Kramer says, "Yahoo! is one of the most trafficked Internet destinations in the world, and we are very excited to collaborate with them on this promotional opportunity for Two And A Half Men and How I Met Your Mother. This deal marks a continuation of our on-going broadband initiatives at CBS, and we believe that working closely with Yahoo! will generate significant awareness for these two comedy series."

CBS Paramount Network Television Entertainment Group president Nancy Tellem says, " We are always looking for ways to provide current and potential new viewers every possible opportunity to sample our series. We want to be where the viewers are, and this exclusive partnership with Yahoo! gives us the chance to target an expanded online audience for Two And A Half Men and How I Met Your Mother at a time of the year when many potential viewers are home on vacation and surfing the Internet."

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