The BBC is to share some of its video news material with newspaper websites for the first time.
Four national newspapers – the Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, Guardian and Independent – will be able to use content free of charge.
The BBC said the move was the best way to sustain public-service content.
The Telegraph said it was a step in the right direction after complaints by newspapers that the BBC had stifled their attempts to expand online.
They have criticised the BBC for using the licence fee to break into new media, while their own businesses are suffering from a downturn in advertising.
The BBC’s media correspondent Torin Douglas said the agreement, which begins on Tuesday, marked something of a thaw in relations between the Corporation and commercially-funded media.
Other newspaper websites could sign up later, he said.
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