Friday, March 02, 2007

BBC Signs With YouTube. Whither Torrents?

The New York Times reports this morning that the BBC has signed an agreement with YouTube to serve up a couple of branded channels with fairly limited content.

No mention was made in the article of the BBC's prior agreement with bit-torrent client Azureus. Whether the BBC intends this new deal to replace or supplement the torrents is unclear. If both stand, it's a powerful combination. Classic shows can be downloaded for free via Azureus, and current news and other snippets of content can be streamed on YouTube. If I were a content provider, I'd love to have these two options to play with.

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