Power Point: Lose the cats

May 1, 2009, 2:50 AM UTC

“Advertisers have made it clear that they want a safe environment unpolluted by videos of cats on skateboards.”

— Jeff Zucker, CEO of General Electric’s NBC Universal, in the New York Times. On Thursday ABC, owned by Disney , announced that it would begin showing its programs on Hulu.com, a joint venture established by NBC and News Corporation’s Fox. The move further casts the video site as the home of broadcast network shows on the Internet and strikes a blow to Google’s YouTube, which is seeing a downside to unpredictable user-generated content. Though you’ve got to admit, a cat on a skateboard is pretty funny. –Jessica Shambora