U.K. Launch of Netflix Will Include BBC Worldwide Programs

Dec 20, 2011

Netflix, Inc. and BBC have joined forces in order to offer BBC Worldwide programs, such as Doctor Who and Top Gear, to subscribers upon Netflix's U.K. launch early next year. Financial terms were not disclosed but the deal is non-exclusive.

The deal will allow Netflix users in the U.K. to watch BBC Worldwide's programs from six months after their initial broadcast.

BBC Worldwide has similar digital licensing agreements with services provided by Virgin Media Group; BT Group, PLC; Vision U.K. Ltd.; and BlinkBox Entertainment Ltd. Lovefilm, the Amazon.com, Inc.-owned video service, does not have a deal with BBC Worldwide.

(www.netflix.com, www.bbc.co.uk)