expanding its video output

US to get choices galore for online video, leaving UK way behind

TV com looking to steal Hulu s thunder

The CBS owned is expanding to offer more and more video content on the web.

Bought by CBS last year – as part of the CNET group – has slowly but surely changed itself from a information hub for all things TV-related to actually hosting shows on the site, much like its rival

To compete with the likes of – which is owned by Fox and NBC but plays host to many a TV show distributor – CBS has initiated a whole host of new partnerships for the site, including content deals with Showtime, PBS, Sony, MGM and Endemol USA.

Social networking

Alongside these new content deals, is upping its social-networking features so users can live chat about TV shows, contribute to episode guides and write personal blogs.

While it's full steam ahead for the online video industry in the US, content from both and due to convoluted distribution deals is not available to view from a UK IP address.

And with Project Kangaroo stalled for the time-being, it seems that an online go-to portal for all your favourite shows, regardless of who is the broadcaster, is still some time off.