Netflix UK to stream BBC shows
Doctor Who, Top Gear, Fawlty Towers and more
Netflix's UK content roster continues to grow. Today it said it had licensed a stack of BBC shows including Doctor Who and Top Gear.
The deal, struck with the Corporation's commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, will see Netflix UK make many already shown series available to its subscribers.
Netflix said it had its hands on Torchwood, Spooks, Inspector Lynley, Miss Marple, Little Britain and Fawlty Towers too.
Netflix UK is due to go live "early 2012". ®
@b166er Blinkbox is pay per view not subscription
i.e. just like a conventional video rental store.
I use Blinkbox 3-4 times a month on PS3, it works out about the same for me as a £10 Lovefilm subscription. YMMV. Unlike Lovefilm though, Blinkbox stream new releases.
So in effect
Neflix is basically a pay version of Dave then....
OK then, this is even worse....
I don't think people mind paying for DVD's, distribution costs, server maitenance etc but they do mind having a profit scraped off them for another licence to view content that has been solely created using money they, along with the entire UK population, have forked out.
Re: Can someone please explain
Because, Barry, there's content that will be available from Netflix that will not be available on iPlayer, which is generally limited to what was broadcast in the previous seven days.
But Netflix is not the only source of this material. You can buy it on DVD or Blu-ray too.
Some of it is on - dare I mention the word for fear of what it'll do to you - iTunes as well.
You'll be asking for free DVDs next...