These include classics such as Channel 4’s comedy Peep Show, and programmes from other partners such as ITN and Auntie Beeb.
Some 4,000 full-length shows are up there, which should keep even the most square-eyed Internet viewer busy for, well, something like twelve weeks solid if you watch the lot.
According to a report in the Guardian, YouTube plans to expand this number significantly in the coming months. The full monty of Channel 4 shows will be up there as soon as early 2010.
While viewing is free, revenue is generated from a 30 second advert played at the start of each video, which can’t be skipped.
Fair enough, we can certainly live with one advert for a chance to watch Father Ted again.
Go look for yourself at: www.youtube.com/shows