News Corp.-NBCU deal adds more content providers


News Corp. and NBC Universal announced the addition of Fuel TV, Oxygen, Speed, Sundance Channel and TV Guide to their joint venture's growing roster of content providers. Each network will bring original content that showcases its programming expertise to the new site and video network on a non-exclusive basis.

For Fuel TV and Speed, the new venture will distribute both providers' short-form content across its distribution network and will host their programming on its destination site. The network also includes some of the most-popular sites on the Web, including AOL, MSN, MySpace, Yahoo, Comcast and CNET.

Oxygen will contribute short-form content including The Bad Girls Club, Fight Girls, 50 Funniest Women and Our Bodies, Myself.

The new venture will also distribute Sundance Channel programming, including full-length original series, exclusive webisodes, short films, original short-form content shot exclusively for the Web and clips from feature films and documentaries.

In addition to distributing content from TV Guide Broadband, the venture's destination site will offer short-form video content including: TV Guide's recommendations for the best shows, movies and music on television; interviews with top celebrities; behind-the-scenes from the hottest TV shows; and more.

Launching later this summer, the venture will feature thousands of hours of full-length TV programming, clips and movies, representing content from 20  networks and major television and film studios. In addition, the venture has also signed non-equity content deals with CNET and Comcast, which has agreed to contribute content from E!, Style, G4, Versus and Golf Channel.