Google's Duet with MTV

Under the hookup, MTV parent Viacom will provide the online search giant with video clips and commercials for its AdSense network

Television networks have long watched the proliferation of online video with a wary eye. Internet video sites were potential pirates, poised to plunder and unduly profit from copyrighted clips, robbing television companies of audiences and advertising dollars in the process. Recently, however, the major networks are seeing something else in these Web sites—potential partners.

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