Printed from http://www.electronista.com

YouTube nabs deal with BBC for Top Gear, more

updated 10:20 am EST, Fri March 2, 2007

YouTube Deal With BBC

The BBC today announced that it had struck a landmark deal with YouTube to put a large amount of its content on the video streaming site. The first such international agreement of its kind will see the Google-owned network host short segments of the British broadcaster's programming that vary by channel, the BBC says. The already launched BBC channel will host show commentary and behind the scenes footage; an upcoming channel, BBC News, will in turn give viewers outside the UK an opportunity to see news reports previously available only on the BBC's website.

Most important of all, the company says, is BBC Worldwide. The Web channel will host segments of the TV operator's most popular shows, including Top Gear and Spooks (MI5 in the US) -- providing the first officially sanctioned means of watching the content outside of BBC World. However, the BBC would be much kinder than other content providers, technology director Ashley Highfield said: while the BBC would replace poor copies or help guard others' copyrights, it has no plans to remove bootlegs.

"We don't want to be overzealous," he said. "A lot of the material on YouTube is good promotional content for us."



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Cat B100

Cat is primarily known for its heavy-duty machinery used in the construction industry and farming, among other areas. What may not be ...

Linksys EA6900 AC Router

As AC networking begins to makes its way into more and more devices you may find yourself considering an upgrade for your home network ...

D-Link DIR-510L 802.11AC travel router

Having Internet access in hotels and other similar locations used to be a miasma of connectivity issues. If Wi-Fi was available, it wa ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News