BBC strikes Google-YouTube deal

The BBC has struck a content deal with YouTube, the web's most popular video sharing website, owned by Google.

Three YouTube channels - one for news and two for entertainment - will showcase short clips of BBC content.

The BBC hopes that the deal will help it reach YouTube's monthly audience of more than 70 million users and drive extra traffic to its own website.

The corporation will also get a share of the advertising revenue generated by traffic to the new YouTube channels.

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YouTube is for me close to dead as 80% of all my favourity videos were removed,

this contain historical footage (ww1, mid war, ww2 documents (no blood or dead bodies)), factual videos from conflicts after ww2, jokes videos, nature footages etc.
more than 90% of removed content wasnt violating any rules yet they gone ...

there are now WAY better video services with higher video quality and less stupid rules ...

sorry Google/YT You lost Your chance by overreacting ...

The corporation will also get a share of the advertising revenue generated by traffic to the new YouTube channels

Looks like they'll be making money. Also, the BBC creates clips for shows anyway, there are loads of them over the BBC site. It's another way for you to access the content you pay for. The BBC has always been promoting itself, I don't think this is any different.

Why as a tv licence payer am I paying for this?

How could you not do it? Well, the option would be to by your IP address filter the ads or something for UK residents (if you by "paying" mean "being fed with ads" ), but I don't think it's very technically feasible. I don't think having ads on a page is that harsh really, and I can understand them having that as long as it's for an international audience (where the bulk don't pay for licenses)

BBinder said,
well if there gonna generate revenue from this they better decrease the price for tv license


Well said!!

BBinder said,
well if there gonna generate revenue from this they better decrease the price for tv license

They should decrease the prices.

They sell plenty of TV shows abroad generating billions of £'s.

However we get imported Australian trash, the odd sporting event and news generated by the Labour party propaganda machine.

The BBC should pay for it's own service by showing adverts.

Then they can dictate to what they do and show, then we can just turn to another frequency if we don't like it.

Try watching Top Gear. Well worth the license fund in itself!

Though I'll admit after Top Gear there isn't much else worth watching on the BBC any more. Other than the news.

leesmithg said,

They should decrease the prices.

They sell plenty of TV shows abroad generating billions of £'s.

Whilst I'm not sure if I agree or disagree with them using youtube, the BBC's earnings/expenditure shouldn't be sensationalised for the case of decreasing licence fees. They don't earn billions from selling TV shows abroad. They still get a majority of their money from licence fees and they only recieve ~£24.2 mill a year "from other income, such as providing content to overseas broadcasters and concert ticket sales."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC#Finance

Brodel said,
...they only recieve ~£24.2 mill a year "from other income, such as providing content to overseas broadcasters and concert ticket sales."

Considering the size of the DVD / CD / Audio cassette (yes, they still sell those) back catalogue the BBC has, I find that extremely hard to believe.

Sounds great... But... "Short clips"? Hmm, I'll wait with the "yay" until I know the definition of that. :-/
For example 1-2 minute short trailer-like clips would be pretty useless and just an advertisement channel for BBC.