BBC Worldwide has struck a deal to make hundreds of hours of content from shows including Top Gear and Doctor Who available via the UK online video service BlinkBox.
Popular titles on DVD, such as Top Gear, Gavin & Stacey, Spooks and Planet Earth, will cost users £1.89 an episode to download from BlinkBox, which is still finalising what it will charge for full series.
Other BBC shows, including Hustle, Hotel Babylon and old series of Doctor Who, can be downloaded free but will carry ads.
BBC Worldwide content will only be made available on BlinkBox a minimum of 180 days after airing on TV.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
By Mark Sweeney for Media Guardian: