Oh joy -- more video ad spam coming soon...
Google has struck a deal to allow Web site owners to put video clips from Viacom, including “SpongeBob SquarePants” and MTV’s “Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County,” on their pages. The clips will be accompanied by advertising, with Viacom, Google and the site owners dividing the ad revenue.
Later in the article:
In a separate aspect of its deal with Google, Viacom will make full-length programs from many of its networks available for purchase on Google Video for $1.99 each. Viacom has been selling videos through Apple’s iTunes Music Store since last year, and it recently made the same catalog of programs available through AOL’s new video store.