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Strike.TV Launches Quality Online Distractions in HD

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Strike.TV announced the launch of its online HD video network at Digital Hollywood this week. The network features original short-form content by the creative talent behind television shows like “The Office,” “Friends” and “Ugly Betty.” Among the shows are “Global Warming,” a romantic comedy about an overworked corporate drone in New York (SNL’s Kristen Wiig) and a caring database support technician in Bangalore (the Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi). For fans of Mindy Kaling (Kelly Kapoor on “The Office”), there is “House Poor,” about her comedic, underhanded efforts to furnish her house in LA.

What's new about this latest foray into online broadcasting is that it was literally conceived on the writers' strike picket lines and that its initial proceeds are going to charity. Strike.TV’s first three months of advertising revenues will benefit the Entertainment Assistance Program of the Actor’s Fund.