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Watch the BBC's Coverage of London's NYE Fireworks in 1080p

By Gary Cutlack on at

The BBC's YouTube channel, which is usually little more than a collection of trailers and sample clips, is now hosting a full 1080p HD video of the London 2012 fireworks display. If you like going "Oooh!" at bright lights, 11 minutes of HD oooh-ing, with music by The Kinks and Soft Cell, is there to enjoy. [YouTube]

BBC On-Board For Netflix UK Launch

By Sam Gibbs on at

Looks like Netflix is going to offer a tad more for Brits than just crummy American films come early 2012. The BBC has signed up to put its back catalogue on the streaming service, with highlights including Torchwood, Spooks, Little Britain and Fawlty Towers.

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First 20 UK Local TV Channel Towns Announced

By Sam Gibbs on at

Jeremy Hunt, the Culture Secretary, has announced the first 20 towns that are expected to get local TV stations occupying channel 106 on Freeview. Each town or city has been hand picked by Ofcom from a list of 65, and are expected to be licensed come summer 2012 for all your local TV issues.