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Yahoo's airing two comedy web shows in 2015 and daily concerts this summer

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Yahoo has big plans to serve up original shows, just like Amazon, Hulu and Netflix, which have already invested serious money in original programming. In fact, the company just announced that it has two new comedies in the works, which are only the first ones in its brand new lineup of long-form shows. if you haven't heard yet, this comes hot on the heels of Microsoft's revelation that it's also working on a dozen original titles for the Xbox. Yahoo's series entitled Other Space (a sci-fi comedy) and Sin City Saints (about a Silicon Valley tycoon who bought a pro-basketball team), were created by folks with big TV shows under their belt. They sadly won't be airing till next year, but when they start, viewers can watch eight thirty-minutes episodes per title on Yahoo's Screen apps for desktop, mobile, Apple TV and Roku.

Those a lot more fond of rocking out to concerts than watching comedies, however, might want to brush the digital cobwebs off their Yahoo Screen app and tune in to its new Live Nation Channel instead. Starting this summer, that channel will livestream one concert everyday, weekends and holidays included, thanks to a new initiative called Yahoo Live. As a plus, Live also has a feature called NFL Now that shows the highlights of a current football game, as well as player stats and game analyses. Neither of these announcements appeal to you? Well, Yahoo's got one last thing to offer: red carpet events and trailers of The Amazing Spiderman 2, Mockingjay Part 1 and X-Men: Days of Future Past.

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