Yahoo Movies Debuts As Digital Magazine

Yahoo on Thursday launched its latest digital magazine, Yahoo Movies, aiming to create a video-rich mecca for movie fans.
 
The new site features trailers, celebrity Q&As, live streaming of awards shows, image galleries, and industry news.

Yahoo Movies has the same visually driven design as digital magazines launched earlier this year, like Yahoo Tech, Yahoo Food and Yahoo Travel. Like those sites, it is intended to offer a seamless experience across desktop and mobile screens, and will not be launched as a standalone app.
 
Yahoo already offers Yahoo Screen, which includes movie as well as TV and Web video content, but Yahoo Movies aims to provide a more in-depth and extensive range of film-related material, including recommendations of movies to stream at home and box-office rankings for new releases.
 
Like Yahoo’s other digital magazines, Yahoo Movies is also designed to draw native advertising -- ads that mirror the look and feel of the new or revamped sites. Earlier this week, the company announced new image-focused native ads developed with a mobile-first mindset and available through Yahoo’s Gemini ad platform.
 
Yahoo Movies also marks the first product launch under Josh Wolk, the former Entertainment Weekly senior editor recently brought on as executive editor of Yahoo Entertainment. Other recent editorial hires include a former “Page Six” editor to oversee Yahoo Travel, and Elle veteran Joe Zee as editor in chief for Yahoo Fashion.
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  1. Al DiGuido from Optimus Publishing , May 19, 2014 at 8:27 a.m.
    FINALLY.... A smart move from Yahoo.. This should have been done YEARS ago...Not that some of us haven't been saying this for YEARS !!! NOW..let's see if Yahoo has the right ad leadership to make this work...Content and delivery is one thing...Monetization is the real opportunity here. IF print publishers are AWAKE..this should be a HUGE wake up call...Next stop...Facebook Magazines, Twitter Publications, Pinterest Pubs...etc. These social media venues have audience and engagement...need monetization...Nuf said.