Google TV and Everybody Hates Chris

    September 26, 2005

One of the most anticipated sitcoms of the new television season is “Everybody Hates Chris” from UPN and is based on the life and times of comedian Chris Rock. The big sell for the ecommerce world is Google running the premiere episode from its video website.

Other search/portal companies like Yahoo, AOL and MSN have scored some major coups regarding original content and television programming. Google, refusing to be outdone, squared its own deal with the UPN network and offers episodes of the new program.

Users simply go to the website, click the link to the show and watch the first episode. The deal is, the site it comes from is, which is pretty slick for the kids out in Mountain View.

“Everybody Hates Chris” marks both companies first foray into this type of project. This is also a touchy subject as the media moguls try and determine the best way to make use of the internet and search engines specifically to market their product. While the first episode has already run on UPN, folks who missed it can see it now on Google video.

One can expect more and more programs to slowly make their way onto the internet through legitimate means like this one.

John Stith is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business.