The Week: Media News - Top Gear to air on YouTube

BBC Worldwide is launching a Top Gear channel on YouTube, which will show classic moments from the motoring show.

It is the first time the company has launched a dedicated section on YouTube for a single programme. The channel will include a selection of celebrity interviews from the show, along with Top Gear "challenges", such as the team's attempt to cross the English Channel in converted cars. BBC Worldwide hopes the launch will increase Top Gear's global popularity, with a version of the programme now airing in Australia and NBC planning a US launch.