Netflix and BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, today announced a new digital licensing agreement that will bring BBC series to Netflix members in the UK and Ireland.
Beginning early 2012, previous series of BBC shows such as "Torchwood" and "Spooks" will be available for Netflix members to watch in the UK and Ireland streamed over the Internet to connected TVs, tablets, game consoles, computers and mobile phones.
Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed. Netflix announced in October that it would launch its service in the UK and Ireland early in 2012.
Additional BBC titles available to members of Netflix in the UK and Ireland will include comedies like "Little Britain" and "Fawlty Towers," and dramas like "Miss Marple" and "Inspector Lynley."