BBC Worldwide has become the first British distributor to license content to Hulu in Japan. The multiple year agreement will initially see around 600 hours of BBC Worldwide programming made available on the multi-device platform from February 17.

The deal represents the largest volume of BBC Worldwide content on any platform in Japan, with titles licensed across drama, comedy, music, lifestyle and natural history including Doctor Who, Little Britain, Walking with Dinosaurs and Top Gear.  Japanese Hulu subscribers will also be able to watch premieres of Polar Bear – Spy on the Ice and the Absolutely Fabulous 20th Anniversary Specials, available for the first time to Japanese viewers.