BBC Worldwide has struck a wide ranging deal to provide BBC content to Hulu Plus, the premium arm of the US internet broadcaster.
The non-exclusive deal means that Hulu Plus subscribers will immediately have access to one of the widest online offerings of the Doctor Who series, The Sarah Jane Adventures and Torchwood, as well as natural history and factual programming including Blue Planet and Richard Hammond’s Crash Course.
This autumn, Top Gear, Sherlock (pictured), MI-5 and Luther will launch on Hulu Plus, as well as classic comedies including Fawlty Towers, Twenty Twelve, and Blackadder; sci-fi series Bedlam, Red Dwarf, and Primeval; and natural history shows, including selections from David Attenborough’s Life in the…series, Life of Mammals and The Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth.
Additional series will roll out throughout the year, giving Hulu Plus subscribers access to more than 2,000 episodes of BBC Worldwide titles. A selection of BBC Worldwide library programmes will rotate through the free Hulu.com service.
“Hulu has enjoyed a strong collaboration with BBC Worldwide North America, from international coproductions to breakthrough exclusive shows that have been embraced in the U.S. by extremely passionate audiences,” said Andy Forssell, acting CEO and senior vice-president of content for Hulu. “By adding this expansive collection of premium BBC Worldwide programming, Hulu Plus solidifies its role as a top streaming platform for the best British programming available in the US.”