Sky and BBC Studios have announced an agreement to bring a new range of BBC comedy and drama box sets to Sky and NOW TV customers.

Sky and NOW TV will be Absolutely Fabulous from April darlings.

“Bringing all of these box sets together for the first time will cement Sky and NOW TV’s reputation as the home of entertainment. It’s a great example of collaboration between Sky and BBC Studios, and we are pleased to be bringing our customers even more great British content.” – Rob Webster, Group Director of Partner Channels, Sky

From next month, viewers will be able to binge on hundreds of hours of content, newly available on the Sky and NOW TV platforms under the trusted UKTV channel brands of Gold and Alibi.

The box sets include iconic British comedies like The Vicar of Dibley and Only Fools and Horses, as well as drama hits like McMafia and Spooks. Other shows coming to Sky and NOW TV next month include Absolutely Fabulous, Blackadder, The Royle Family, Little Britain, Open All Hours, The Young Ones, Keeping Up Appearances, Red Dwarf and Extras.

More cunning plans for Blackadder.

Later in the year further content will be added Sky notes, with shows such as The Last Post, Father Brown, QI, Top Gear, The League of Gentleman, Ashes to Ashes and Brian Cox’s Wonder series being earmarked for a bulk release.

The titles will begin to be available from April 1 st 2019 and will join Sky’s library of premium content including Sky original productions Patrick Melrose, A Discovery of Witches and Curfew.

Alongside newly available BBC box sets, Sky and NOW TV customers can access exclusive British box sets from Channel 4 as well as top hits from around the globe including Game of Thrones, Big Little Lies, Westworld and all their favourite Netflix shows in one place.

 “We are delighted to have licensed this range of titles which Sky and NOW TV customers will soon be able to enjoy under the much–loved UKTV channel brands.” – Marcus Arthur, President, UK & ANZ, BBC Studios

The box sets, like Arkwright’s, will be Open All Hours.
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