The new arrangement provides a significant boost of the BBC’s signature programming to Foxtel’s on demand service
Foxtel has extended its relationship with BBC Worldwide ANZ to bring subscribers more of the highly acclaimed British TV. The new arrangement provides a significant boost of the BBC’s signature programming to Foxtel’s on demand service.
New arrivals slated to be available on Foxtel’s on demand service in November include Call the Midwife, Happy Valley (seasons 1-2), Maigret, and The Living and the Dead. Future seasons lined up to arrive will include the critically praised period drama Victoria, as well as Taboo, Dickensian, The Musketeers(seasons 1-3), SS-GB and One of US.
Full seasons of widely hailed BBC First and UKTV series have already started to land on Foxtel on demand including Top of the Lake (season 1), Detectorists, War and Peace, The Honourable Woman, Thirteen, Banished, Capital and Undercover.
The news of Foxtel’s extended deal with BBC follows last September’s announcement that Foxtel has further bolstered its partnership with HBO, which extends its set of on demand rights to HBO’s programming library. Foxtel’s new HBO rights are set to kick off from 1 January 2017.
Brian Walsh, Foxtel executive director of television, said, “For decades the BBC has created some of the world’s most celebrated programming and has established a deep connection with Foxtel subscribers. We’re delighted to build on that connection by bringing a host of brilliant BBC dramas and comedies to Foxtel’s library for fans of this incredible entertainment brand to enjoy any time, on demand.”
Tim Christlieb, director of channels at BBC Worldwide ANZ, said: “These are some of the best, most popular dramas to come out of the UK and we’re pleased to support Foxtel’s initiative to give their customers access to more of our channels’ content any time, any place.”
Foxtel’s expanded BBC programming is available on demand to Foxtel residential and Foxtel Play subscribers and via Foxtel Go to customers with the Foxtel Drama pack.