YouTube to Deliver the Excitement that is Local News

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Sometimes, after a long stint of watching dudes hump ottomans on YouTube, I get in the mood for some local news. Luckily, YouTube has got my back. They've just entered a deal with Hearst-Argyle Television to deliver local content from some markets in the Northeast, including weather, news and entertainment programming.

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The markets will get their own channels on YouTube, although exactly what the content will consist of and how soon after the TV broadcast it'll be uploaded isn't clear. I guess it's kind of cool, although I can't say I ever watch local news. For those of you who do, however, well, congrats? It'll be interesting to see where this goes for YouTube, if anywhere.

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SchruteBuck

They can take any local news and swap out the city name. There's some traffic, something in your house can kill your kids, somebody is bitching about Iraq, and some neighborhood dog is nursing a kitten and it's cute.