Netflix May Lose BBC Programming at End of January
It looks increasingly likely that Netflix will be dropping its BBC programming in all world regions after the contract with the broadcaster finishes at the end of this month.
This loss of content would considerably reduce the size of the Netflix library which currently offers hundreds upon hundreds of hours of much loved BBC content from past and present day which is favoured by paying subscribers across the globe.
Since this news broke it has caused outrage across the net and there’s even an online petition to save Doctor Who and the other shows under threat from being wiped out from Netflix. Of course good intentions alone won’t carry much weight if a financial deal can’t be worked out.
Amazon Prime may soon become the place to be for access to the Beeb’s back catalogue if Netflix lets it slip. The online department store’s on-demand video service currently offers favourites and modern classics such as Ripper Street to subscription and non-subscription streamers and seems to have a partnership deal with the BBC locked down for the foreseeable future.