American TV company CBS has began streaming some official full-length content on YouTube.

The first programmes to debut are 15 50-minute episodes from cult fave MacGyver, space-tastic Star Trek and 90s teen fave Beverly Hills 90210.

Due to be available soon are current episodes of "The Young and the Restless" as well as serial killer saga "Dexter" and "Californication".

The clips are supported by preroll, midroll and postroll advertising spots.

It appears users in the UK will not get to view the free, online content, a quick search for MacGyver episodes on the CBS channel brought up the message, "This video is not available in your country".