NEW YORK (AP) - Yahoo will release two new comedy series next year in an effort to appeal to the steadily growing audience for Internet video programming.

NEW YORK (AP) Yahoo will release two new comedy series next year in an effort to appeal to the steadily growing audience for Internet video programming.

The expansion announced Monday during a presentation in New York makes Yahoo Inc. the latest technology company to mount a challenge to Netflix Inc., which runs the Internet's largest Internet video subscription service.

Yahoo's comedies are "Other Space," a show about an alternate universe set in the 22nd century, and "Sin City Saints," a show about the front-office antics of a fictional basketball team. Both series will consist of eight half-hour episodes.

The Sunnyvale, Calif., company isn't charging viewers to watch the series. Instead, Yahoo hopes to make money from selling additional advertising.

Yahoo also announced a video service featuring live concerts and a digital travel magazine.