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British Channel 4 to broadcast for free on YouTube

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Oct 2009 14:24 User comments (5)

British Channel 4 to broadcast for free on YouTube The British TV network Channel 4 has signed a deal today with video sharing giant YouTube, partnering to have the broadcaster's shows available for free via Channel 4's YouTube channel.
"YouTube and Channel 4 have signed a pioneering content deal that will make the broadcaster's original programmes available on demand, in full and free-of-charge via YouTube in the UK in the coming months," said the press release. "The strategic partnership marks the first time that a broadcaster anywhere in the world has made a comprehensive catch-up schedule available on YouTube."

One of the first shows available will be "Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares," added the broadcaster.

The financial details of the deal was not disclosed but YouTube did say it will last for three years and the videos would be supported by ad revenue.

"Channel 4 was the first broadcaster anywhere in the world to make all its commissioned content available online," adds Channel 4 CEO Andy Duncan. "This strategic partnership is another important milestone for us and we're delighted to be combining the power of the '4' brand and the appeal of our content with YouTube's unrivaled reach and reputation online."

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5 user comments

115.10.2009 16:22

Are there any shows on Channel 4 that are worth watching?

215.10.2009 16:47

Originally posted by asilay328:
Are there any shows on Channel 4 that are worth watching?

yes channel have some good original shows
Channel 4 shows over the past include
The IT crowd
and the inbetweeners to name a few

317.10.2009 4:51

this isn't really out great but as you can just watch them on channel 4 website anyway. but channel 4 is one of my favourite channels. Good documentries and great comedy.i have watched some of the daredevils series and they were good.

45.11.2009 7:57

It would make sense if it is available to Asian viewers - unlike BBC which is not !!!

520.5.2010 10:22

I love this station and as a United states viewer trust me its great! I only wish it actually came on cable here in the states, apparently no one can figure out that British shows can easily be crossed platformed considering we all speak English, share allot history wise and hell we were also was once British our self... but apparently if its recorded in england people wont watch it in the states because some rich guy thought that! God some people are stupid! Yet our shows are played over their all the time!!! Especially the show The IT Crowed that show is fucking hilarious! among others ;) I could understand if the shows where in German but English still is our native lang, well until they replace all of us with mexicans and such...

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