New Google Video and UPN’s "Everybody Hates Chris" Premiere

September 26, 2005

Today UPN and Google are announcing an exclusive online screening of the critically acclaimed series premiere of "Everybody Hates Chris." This is the first time Google users can watch an episode of a brand new television show on Google Video.

Those who didn’t catch the show on TV can visit to view the entire pilot episode via streaming video. The episode will be available for four days.

Google is also introducing several new enhancements to Google Video to improve the overall viewing experience of playable content. Available at, Google Video now enables users to view videos online without downloading any Google software. Additional new Google Video features include:

  • More Accessible: Users running Macintosh and Linux (in addition to Windows) can now watch videos on Google Video using a variety of web browsers, including Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari.
  • Better Viewing: Users can now watch videos in a larger viewing window that is resizable to fit their browser.
  • More Control: Google Video now includes user controls for play, pause, skip back, skip forward, position timeline with slider, and volume control.
  • Faster Searching and Viewing: Large thumbnail video "snippets" enable users to play 10-second previews of videos that are available for playback right on their results page.

Google Video aims to make the world’s video content accessible and useful to users worldwide. Anyone can easily upload videos to the site using the Google Video Upload Program at and Google will host the video and play it back for free.

UPN/Google press release

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