Sky and BBC Studios have signed a deal to bring dozens of BBC comedy and drama box sets, including classic hits such as Only Fools and Horses, Keeping Up Appearances and Spooks, to Sky and NOW TV customers.
Also available will be The Vicar of Dibley, McMafia, Absolutely Fabulous, Blackadder, The Royle Family, Little Britain, Open All Hours, The Young Ones, Red Dwarf and Extras.
The shows will be available from April 1st under the GOLD and ALIBI brands which are owned by UKTV, itself jointly owned by BBC Studios and Discovery.
Later in the year they’ll be joined by The Last Post, Father Brown, QI, Top Gear, The League of Gentleman, Ashes to Ashes and Brian Cox’s Wonder series
Rob Webster, Group Director of Partner Channels, Sky, said: “Bringing all of these box sets together for the first time will cement Sky and NOW TV’s reputation as the home of entertainment.
“It’s a great example of collaboration between Sky and BBC Studios, and we are pleased to be bringing our customers even more great British content.”
Marcus Arthur, President, UK & ANZ, BBC Studios, said: “We are delighted to have licensed this range of titles which Sky and NOW TV customers will soon be able to enjoy under the much–loved UKTV channel brands.”