I’m on vacation, but wanted to let everybody know that the new TheWB.com website has gone live. They’ve souped it up with full episodes of their old shows, as well as some that were never actually on the WB network, but are owned by Warner Brothers — including Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Smallville, Roswell, Smallville, Veronica Mars, Babylon 5, and some other non-sci-fi classics like Friends, Gilmore Girls, and The O.C.
I’ve been part of the beta testing for the new design, and I’m told that they’ll be adding more episodes of all of these shows to the library as the year goes on. They also have some cool features on the site, including the ability together clips from their shows to create your own custom-edited clips. I’m not sure why you’d want to do that — presumable to create commercials for TheWB.com — but it’s a fun way to kill some time!
No word yet whether the site is non-U.S. friendly, and I’m in the U.S., so I can’t test that. Maybe some of my Canadian and European friends out there can let me know?
Edited to add: Freakgirl just visited the site, and it looks as if it’s not entirely Mac-friendly yet.
Suprise, surprise 🙁
“It looks like you’re trying to visit theWB.com from outside the United States. Unfortunately, due to complicated domestic and international entertainment law, our website is restricted to viewers within the US. But please write to your local government representative if you want to fight this injustice, so hopefully one day, fans like you from all over the world can enjoy theWB.com.”