BBC Worldwide has come on board as the first major broadcasting partner for MySpace.

The deal includes three-minute clips from popular BBC programmes such as Top Gear, The Catherine Tate Show, Doctor Who and talk show Parkinson being featured on MySpace. The companies will share advertising revenue.

Initial offerings will include 150 clips.

The BBC also has a different distribution deal with YouTube.

MySpace is the social networking site owned by News Corp. It has 100m-plus international users.