BBC on MySpace “Great to see you here, Auntie!”

Today the BBC and MySpace, the world’s largest social networking
platform, announced the launch of a partnership to globally bring new and archived short BBC video content to MySpaceTV. A new step in BBC’s strategy to broaden the reach of its content to new outlets and engage with audiences.

Thanks to the deal MySpace users now will be able to visit and subscribe in order to view, embed and virally share BBC content across the MySpace community. Small clips, about 2 minutes in length, are available of popular series like Top Gear and Spooks and oldies like Red Dwarf and Docter Who.

Auntie puts on new skin
When you wander around on the channel, in fact there’s not so much content to choose from. A lot of it has already been released on YouTube anyhow which makes it a bit of a disappointment. Promising, the BBC says they will be updating the channel with new clips every week. The rather few reactions of the community are positive, they welcome Auntie on their space: “great to see you here, Auntie!” Susaan comments.

In the past the BBC made more content deals. YouTube, recently Vuze and ofcourse they put a lot of money in the iPlayer which also wille be showing high quality content, and the to be launched on-demand service Kangaroo from BBC Worldwide. MySpace will be building up more market shares in the worldwide market of internetvideo. Second in America after YouTube.

At the heart of the audience
According to Simon Danker, Director, Digital Media, BBC Worldwide, the BBC finds itself with this project in the heart of the audience, he said:
“MySpace is recognised 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”

I signed up for MySpace especially to check out the “beebs vids”. They have to make some more effort if they want me there a second time and I think I am not an exception. User demands are high and will only grow higher. But I am definitly willing to suck up some more clips of The Youngh Ones.

2 Responses to “BBC on MySpace “Great to see you here, Auntie!””

  1. susaan evans Says:

    I actually made the comment above,”Great to see you here,Auntie!”-like many ex-pats,World Service is home away-from-home for me-great music,(Where is Charlie’s Channel ?) -killer comedy,good move to Myspace !

  2. Nikki Says:

    Nice to hear that this project is of good service to you and all the rest of the expat community! I thought your post on the channel’s page reflected this feeling very well, that’s why I used it. I am curious if you also spread the clips you like to your friends…

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