YouTube rolls out full-length TV shows

Darren Allan

November 19, 2009

Not long after it signed a deal with Channel 4 (last month in fact), YouTube has opened up a section of its site dedicated to streaming full-length programmes.

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






 

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