The BBC will be bringing some official channels to the internet scene via YouTuve very soon, after they announced a deal with the Google owned video site earlier. The BBC had a few words on this themselves:
“Clips of new shows and specially commissioned promotional content linked to popular series such as Doctor Who and Life On Mars. At launch, the YouTube community will be able to enjoy a range of specially- created video diaries including David Tennant and Freema Agyeman, who’ll take viewers around the set of Doctor Who; John Simm going back in time for Life On Mars; and Clive Myrie on the streets of the red zone of Baghdad.”
There will also be clips from BBC Worldwide, who had this to say:
“An entertainment channel called “BBC Worldwide” showing clips from material such as Top Gear, Spooks, The Catherine Tate Show, The Mighty Boosh and a range of factual programmes including those presented by David Attenborough. The channel will include a limited amount of advertising.”
BBC World, an international commercial television channel will also be showing clips:
“Around 30 news clips per day will be offered, with up-to-the-minute news and analysis from around the world. The advertising-funded clips will be available to users outside the UK only.”
Clearly some advertising income making an appearance here from the BBC. Please, please keep the BBC what it is: ad free, because we love it!