Here's my suggestion: have your video content load as fast as the ads you make people sit through. That'd be great.
The video commercials/ads you make users sit thru to watch a video. They load flawlessly, these ads are in the highest quality by default as well. Maybe you could make the content appear in the same amount of time and show the content in equal quality as well. Other than you hope people go to other sites than yahoo, I can find no practical purpose for the atrocious load times for video content. If yahoo can do it with commercials and not the video you make people watch first to see the video. Well it just seems kind of ******. It's actually quite terrible.