The BBC will be able to sell its programmes online, after the BBC Trust approved plans for an online store.
BBC Worldwide will run the service that will allow users to download and keep new and archive programmes for a fee.
In a letter to the trust, the regulator said the service was likely to 'provide an attractive consumer proposition over time' that would increase consumer choice.
The BBC Executive said the Store would bring benefits to 'licence fee payers, those who want to own BBC programmes and the creative industry as a whole'.
'We know people want to buy DVDs of their favourite BBC shows and BBC Store is a natural progression in a digital age,' it added. 'Along with our proposal to extend catch-up on BBC iPlayer from 7 to 30 days, this is great news for fans of BBC shows. We will share more details about next steps at a later date.'
The BBC Trust is yet to approve the BBC's proposal to increase the iPlayer catch-up window.
DTG Staff | 28.02.2014