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Sky and BBC Studios partner to bring classic boxsets to NOW TV

Classic shows will be available via UKTV's Gold and Alibi

Sky and BBC Studios have signed a deal to bring classic BBC boxsets such as Only Fools and Horses and McMafia to NOW TV.

The content will be made available to Sky and NOW TV customers via the UKTV brands Gold and Alibi, which are both available on Sky and NOW TV.

The boxsets will launch with an initial offering including Absolutely Fabulous, Blackadder, Open All Hours, The Young Ones, Keeping Up Appearances, Red Dwarf and Extras. Further additions later in the year will include QI, Top Gear, The League of Gentleman and Ashes to Ashes.

Rob Webster, group director of partner channels, Sky, said: “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.”

Marcus Arthur, president, UK & ANZ, BBC Studios, added: “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.”