Five has become the second broadcaster to sign a deal with YouTube to show its programmes on the video sharing website. The three-year deal follows a similar link up between YouTube and Channel 4 last month. The move will see full versions of popular shows from Five available on YouTube for up to 30 days after they are broadcast, providing an alternative viewing method to Five’s current on demand service.
Around 250 hours of shows will be available on the site, including popular soaps such as Neighbours and Home and Away, as well as top UK content such as The Gadget Show.
US shows are currently not included in the line up, but Five has said it is confident they will be added once an agreement with the US right holders has been met.
Five’s content is now available on the DemandFive YouTube channel.