SeeSaw, the new online TV service set to launch in the coming months, has announced its first content deal, enabling a mixture of free and pay content from BBC Worldwide to be broadcast on the platform.
The agreement covers content across the drama, comedy, lifestyle, entertainment and factual genres from the BBC archive, with shows such as That Mitchell & Webb Look, Classic Doctor Who, Cranford and Lark Rise to Candleford, included in the deal.
Pierre-Jean Sebert, CEO SeeSaw, commented: “Today’s announcement is a significant milestone for SeeSaw, demonstrating our commitment to deliver a rich and varied range of British programming. By offering an enhanced viewing experience and great content SeeSaw will become the ideal destination for consumers to indulge their passion for TV. ”
John Keeling, Platform Controller, SeeSaw said: “Confirming great content from BBC Worldwide is just the beginning. With unrivalled depth in comedy, drama, factual and lifestyle programming, SeeSaw will change the way Britain chooses to watch great television. Watch this space.”
Simon Danker, Director Content Partnerships at BBC Worldwide said: “As a nation we’re becoming increasingly familiar with watching full-length content online. We’re pleased to give UK viewers the chance to watch some of their favourite BBC shows whenever and wherever they want.”
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