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Netflix adds BBC content in time for UK launch


Netflix (opens in new tab) has announced a content deal with BBC Worldwide that will bring BBC shows to the streaming service when it launches in the UK.

Scheduled to arrive in the UK in "early 2012", the deal will mean shows such as Little Britain, Fawlty Towers, Top Gear and Spooks being available to stream.

It's a significant feather in the cap for Netflix – rival streaming service LoveFilm does not have any BBC Worldwide content.

And it looks like you'll be able to watch complete series of BBC content on Netflix, too.

Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer, said: "Members love watching back-to-back episodes of BBC series where and when they want, at the click of a button.

We are incredibly proud to make these high quality programmes available to Netflix members in the UK and Ireland."

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Joe Cox
Joe Cox

Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys playing records and cycling (not at the same time).