Fox News, The Huffington Post, Current TV, Gawker, Turner Sports, CBS and CBS News, Microsoft, Granite Broadcasting, CNN.com and ABC News–twice.
These are just some of the major media companies that have partnered with Yahoo! over the last 15 years. Many of the agreements have been small ones, and some of them have been significant, but almost all have quietly ended. Some of the deals–like the one with Current TV–were dead before ever getting off the ground.
Today, ABC News and Yahoo! announced that they are partnering once more.
The first time ABC News and Yahoo! partnered on content–way back in 2000–the ambitions seemed very familiar (see quotes at the bottom of the story), and the two companies teamed up again in 2005, with a focus on video.
Joe Ruffolo, senior VP of digital for ABC News, tells TVNewser that the big difference with today’s agreement is in its scope.
“It is just a lot more, to be quite honest. We had a video relationship with them where we were giving them certain links, and live streams of breaking news events. We will obviously continue to do that,” Ruffolo says. “The real difference in this is we will be doing much more on a story-by-story basis with them.