DramaFever is getting an infusion of classic British entertainment. The New York-based streaming platform, known for its focus on international TV and movies, has closed a licensing deal with BBC Worldwide North America for the U.S. streaming rights to 18 BBC titles.
DramaFever added five BBC titles to its streaming platform on July 1, 2015, and will add the remaining 13 shows over the next few months. The online video service’s premium subscribers now have access to the first five titles: Tess of the D’Urbervilles (starring Eddie Redmayne), Pride and Prejudice (Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth), Upstairs, Downstairs (Keeley Hawes), Little Dorrit (Claire Foy), and Miss Austen Regrets (Olivia Williams).
Here’s a list of the remaining BBC titles DramaFever will start streaming in the upcoming months:
Sense and Sensibility (Premieres July 31) – Sense and Sensibility is a story of two young sisters on a voyage of burgeoning sexual and romantic discovery. Stars: Hattie Morahan, Charity Wakefield, David Morrissey with Dominic Cooper
Cranford (Premieres August 28) – The ladies of Cranford adore good gossip and romance. But change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their rural market-town. Stars: Judi Dench and Julia McKenzie
Emma (Premieres August 28) – Based on the classic Jane Austen novel about a matchmaker so focused on the happiness of her friends, that she may be ignoring her own. Stars: Romola Garai, Michael Gambon and Jonny Lee Miler
Jane Eyre (Premieres September 30) – A shy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he’s hiding a terrible secret. Stars: Ruth Wilson and Toby Stephens
Bedlam (Premieres October 30) – Drama and supernatural chills in this series center on a haunted insane asylum-turned-apartment building. Stars: Hugo Speer with Theo James
London Hospital Series (Premieres November 30) – Case notes, ward diaries and memoirs from archives at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, bring real doctors, nurses and patients from a Edwardian London hospital back to life. Stars Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones)
Bleak House (Premieres December 2015) –Based on the Charles Dickens novel, Bleak House focuses on the injustices of the 19th century English legal system. Stars: Gillian Anderson and Carey Mulligan
Founded by Seung Bak and Suk Park in 2009 as a way to discover Korean dramas, DramaFever has turned into a top destination for international television shows and movies. The online video business was acquired by Japan’s SoftBank Internet and Media, Inc. in October 2014, and is working on releasing a horror-based subscription service alongside AMC Networks.
DramaFever boasts more than 700 titles from over 15 countries around the world. The online video site claims to reach over 20 million monthly users.