YouTube UK launches full-length TV shows

YouTube, Google's main online video repository, has made full-length episodes of shows such as The IT Crowd and Who's Line Is It Anyway? available to UK viewers.

YouTube, Google's main online video repository, has made full-length episodes of shows such as The IT Crowd and Who's Line Is It Anyway? available to UK viewers.

YouTube's Shows section was launched on Thursday. According to a statement from YouTube, the section is already populated with around 5,000 videos from more than 60 partners, including Channel 4's 4oD service, ITN and al-Jazeera.

"The YouTube community has always enjoyed the vibrant range of video on the site, from amateur make-up videos to professional TV highlights and everything inbetween," YouTube director of video partnerships Patrick Walker said in the statement.

"The Shows section of the site will make it easier for users to discover videos from the biggest names in British broadcasting, and help our content partners reach new audiences and generate new revenues."