Yahoo! to publish SNL archives

8:19 PM, Apr 24, 2013   |    comments
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 1: In this handout photo provided by NBC studios, Amy Poehler and Horatio Sanz perform during 'Weekend Update' on 'Saturday Night Live's' season premiere at NBC studios October 1, 2005 in New York City. Sanz is filling in for Tina Fey, who is currently on maternity leave. (Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC via Getty Images)
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Yahoo! is opening a library of laughter.

Starting Sept. 1, Saturday Night Live's archives from its beginning in 1975 through the current season will be available exclusively on Yahoo!.

Content will include comedy scenes and musical performances from the legendary NBC late-night show, along with behind-the-scenes and dress-rehearsal clips.

Yahoo! also will feature clips from the upcoming season, when available, on a non-exclusive basis.

"Saturday Night Live is legendary for launching new talent, providing witty commentary on current events and delighting fans the world over," Yahoo! president and CEO Marissa Mayer said in a statement accompanying the announcement. "We are thrilled to give Yahoo! users the most comprehensive collection of SNL content available on the Web and make Yahoo! the home for current season clips, as well as the entire 38-season archive."

Yahoo! and SNL producer Broadway Video Entertainment are going to build a digital hub for SNL programming. Archived content will be removed from other video platforms and made available exclusively on that hub for a year.

(Copyright © 2013 USA TODAY)

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