Annie Barrett
March 23, 2007 AT 12:00 PM EDT

I don’t really understand it, but I know it’s a big deal: NBC and News Corp. have teamed up on what some have dubbed the “YouTube Killer.” (Who is this “some”? I ask you.) Full-length television episodes and feature films will be available on “a new, as-yet-unnamed consumer portal.” (Our corporate siblings at AOL are also involved in the venture.) I’m experiencing unwelcome flashes of that whole “It” campaign in 2002. What is Portal? What can Portal do for you? If instead of some cool new website a friggin’ Segway rolls up, I’ll be very upset. Unless it carries GOB.

Clearly I can’t explain anything, so allow The Daily Show‘s puppetmaster Demetri Martin to enlighten you on what’s really going down with all the Viacom vs. YouTube online video madness. Via online video. Enjoy the meta, and especially the buffering.

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