Blinkbox wins BBC content

Chris Forrester

BBC Worldwide once again shows it is no slouch when it comes to selling archive programming. It has struck a bargain with UK online site Blinkbox, and will make available to the service "thousands" of hours of content.

Some shows will be 'free', although ad-supported. Others will be available to purchase, with prices for an hour of material reportedly below £2. Favourites such as Dr Who, Torchwood and Hotel Babylon are likely to be amongst the overall offerings. The site will be advertising supported.

The Blinkbox site went live this past June, and the firm has additionally struck output deals with Paramount, Disney, Warners, Sony and Fox.