MySpace signs global TV distribution deal

News Corp's MySpace has given The Shine Group exclusive rights to distribute video programming from the site on broadcast TV outside the US. The British media company will also sell DVDs and related merchandise, an Associated Press report said.

Los Angeles-based MySpace retains the right to distribute content from MySpaceTV online and over mobile networks worldwide, and on broadcast networks in the US.

MySpaceTV is home to several series co-produced by MySpace, including 'Roommates' and 'Special Delivery.' NBC briefly aired another MySpaceTV production, 'quarterlife,' to help fill the programming gap during the Hollywood writers strike this winter. The series has since been picked up by the Bravo cable channel, MySpace's spokesman Paul Armstrong said.

The financial terms of the deal with ShineReveille International, a unit of London-based group, were not disclosed.