amazon prime video and British company bbc studios On Thursday it was announced that BBC Player and BBC Kids would be available as a value-added channel on the streamer’s platform. Through the channel, Prime Video subscribers will be able to access a curated line-up of popular British content spanning original British dramas, comedies, documentaries, factual shows, entertainment to lifestyle programming and children’s shows, said a press release.
Subscribers can buy an annual add-on subscription to BBC Player on the Prime Video app for Rs. 599 as well as enjoy full access to BBC Kids. Alternatively, the member can pay only Rs. You can also subscribe to BBC Kids. 199 annually, the company said.
“We are excited to bring BBC Player and BBC Kids to audiences in India for the first time ever. We couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with Prime Video to launch these subscription-based video-on-demand services. These brands will offer a curated, multi-genre content line-up, bringing the best of British entertainment to the discerning Indian audience, Stanley Fernandes, Vice President, Distribution, BBC Studios, South Asia, said in a statement.
BBC Player will offer a variety of shows such as Six Four, political thriller The Diplomat, sitcom Citizen Khan, sherlock, unforgottenhappy Valley, top GearThe Great British Bake Off, as well as This Is Going to Hurt, The North Water, The Pursuit of Love, and Small Axe.
With BBC Kids, BBC Studios will bring to Indian audiences acclaimed children’s shows such as Hey Duggy, Go Jetters, JoJo & Gran Gran, Sarah & Duck and Junior Bake Off.
Vivek Srivastava, Head – Prime Video Channels, Prime Video, India, said that Prime Video channels have seen rapid growth in India since their launch with people from across the country subscribing to channels of their choice.
“In line with our philosophy of delivering super-service to our customers with even more choice and access, we are thrilled to collaborate with BBC Studios. Their wide range of programming is highly acclaimed and enjoyed by audiences around the world. With the launch of BBC Player and BBC Kids, Prime members in India will also be able to enjoy their favorite British content in one destination for the first time,” he added.