BBC launch BBC Store service

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 November 2015

'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch

The BBC have launched a new service named BBC Store which will allow users to buy, enjoy and keep their favourite BBC programmes

The BBC are today (05.11.15) launching their new BBC Store service.

The public-service broadcaster has unveiled a new digitial service that they say will make it easier for audiences to buy, enjoy and keep their favourite BBC programmes.

Marcus Arthur - who is managing director of BBC Worldwide & ANZ - explained: "We want BBC Store to do for digital ownership what BBC iPlayer did for catch up. BBC Store makes digital ownership really easy for audiences and means that we can begin opening up the incredible BBC television archive."

BBC Store allows users to choose from a selection of recently broadcast programmes, television favourites and lots gems from the BBC archive.

In addition to boxsets of classic sitcoms such as 'Only Fools and Horses' and 'Porridge' and past series of crime dramas including 'Sherlock' and 'Luther', fans will also be able to purchase the latest episodes of new series but will still be given the option to catch up for free within 30 days on BBC iPlayer.

The BBC's commercial director Bal Samra added: "BBC Store, operated by BBC Worldwide, is the result of fantastic collaboration with the creative industry to make more of the treasure trove of BBC programmes available than ever before and develop a new source of revenue to more of the UK creative industry."

As an introductory offer to celebrate the launch of BBC Store, anyone who registers will be eligible for a 25 per cent discount on their first purchase.

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