BBC Worldwide and Netflix reach licensing deal
Netflix has added another chunk of content in time for its launch in the UK and Ireland. BBC Worldwide has struck a licensing deal with the video on demand provider to bring a wide range of BBC content onto the platform, including series like Little Britain, Fawlty Towers, Torchwood and Spooks.
Studios such as MGM, Lionsgate and Miramax are already on board in terms of content. BBC Worldwide is the commercial arm of the BBC, and as such exists to generate income to supplement the license fee.
Netflix will go head to head with the Amazon backed LoveFilm service when it launches in the UK, though having seen Netflix running in the US, the games console interface and streaming quality appeared significantly better than what I've experienced from LoveFilm in the UK.