www.blinkbox.com – the online video service – have struck an agreement with the BBC to make available online hundreds of hours of content, including Doctor Who.
Reported in The Guardian, BlinkBox will be offering popular titles (big DVD sellers) such as Top Gear, Gavin & Stacey, Spooks and Planet Earth for Â£1.89 an episode with a final charge for a full series download to be announced.
Other shows, such as Hustle, Hotel Babylon and “older series of Doctor Who” will be available for free with advertising.
It is not yet known whether these “older series” are from 2005, 1975, or earlier.
Blinkbox has deals with major US studios claims 750,000 unique users and 1.5m streams of TV and film content each month, so this move offers BBC content a major new platform.
Meanwhile BBC Worldwide have also made an agreement with MSN to provide content to their Video Player which in its first 11 days managed saw 170,000 views of streamed video content.