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BBC Worldwide licenses shows to Yahoo!7 in Australia

MUMBAI: BBC Worldwide Australia has concluded a significant deal with Yahoo!7, licensing more than 20 titles to its Catch-Up TV service, Plus7.


The ongoing deal will see future quality BBC content air on the service, either in catch-up following transmission on the Seven Network, or as part of Plus7‘s dedicated library of TV shows.


Yahoo!7 is a 50:50 joint venture between the Seven Network and Internet major Yahoo!.
 
The initial deal features the dramas Doctor Who, Torchwood and comedies like The Catherine Tate Show and Little Britain.


Classic comedy programmes Fawlty Towers and The Young Ones also feature, alongside factual programmes such as Louis Theroux: The City Addicted to Crystal Meth and Walking with Dinosaurs.


BBC Worldwide Australia digital sales manager Louisa Bayles said, "We are passionate about reaching new audiences with our diverse programming through digital platforms and look forward to sharing these enduring television favourites with PLUS7 viewers".
 
Yahoo!7 director of audience Kath Hamilton adds, "We know our audience loves being able to catch-up on their favourite TV shows. Yahoo!7‘s PLUS7 service has seen more than 12.7 million full episode streams since it launched earlier this year and we are proud to be the number one TV website in Australia. The deal with BBC Worldwide Australia means that we can deliver even more quality content. I‘m confident that shows like Doctor Who and comedy favourites like Fawlty Towers and Catherine Tate Show will have our audience engaged. New and old fans alike will now be able to experience the best of the BBC on Yahoo!7".

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