Foxtel extends rights deal with BBC
Foxtel extends rights to bring more BBC dramas to Foxtel Anytime, Play and Go.
Foxtel has extended its deal with BBC Worldwide ANZ adding more UK drama to its on demand services: Foxtel Anytime, Foxtel Play and Foxtel Go.
Full seasons of Top of the Lake (season 1), Detectorists, War and Peace, The Honourable Woman, Thirteen, Banished, Capital and Undercover have already joined the service with Call the Midwife, Happy Valley (seasons 1-2), Maigret, and The Living and the Dead to join in November.
Future seasons will include Victoria, Taboo, Dickensian, The Musketeers (seasons 1-3), SS-GB and One of US.
Brian Walsh, Foxtel’s 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 anytime, on demand.”
Tim Christlieb, Director of Channels 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 anytime, anyplace.”
The news follows Foxtel extending its partnership with HBO, with new library rights set to kick off from 1 January 2017.