BBC Content Comes to MySpace24 Jan, 2008 By: Chris Tribbey
BBC Worldwide has joined forces with News Corp.'s MySpace to bring BBC content to the social networking site.
MySpace users will be able to post clips of BBC shows on their profile and subscribe to a BBC MySpace TV channel. The deal is MySpace's first global partnership with a broadcaster.
“MySpace is recognized as the largest social-networking site, and this partnership continues our strategy of putting BBC content right at the heart of where audiences spend their time and watch video online,” said Simon Danker, digital media director for BBC Worldwide.
Travis Katz, managing director of international MySpace, said: “With this deal our users can watch their favorite clips from top shows such as ‘Doctor Who' and ‘Top Gear,' post them to their profile and share them with other members of the community quickly, easily and legally.”
MySpace has around 110 million active users around the globe, and is available in seven different languages in most of Europe, Australia, Mexico, Canada and other parts of the world.