Amazon Instant Video saves cancelled BBC drama Ripper Street

Online media giants like Netflix have already been dabbling in the field of capturing and reviving cancelled network and cable TV shows - such as the American comedy series Arrested Development which saw its 4th season transfer to Netflix following cancellation by Fox years before. Now Amazon are in the game it seems, with the online retailer and up and coming streaming-and-download content provider now having signed a deal to save cancelled BBC drama Ripper Street. The BBC will be entitled to broadcast the series a few months after its Amazon-based debut in the UK, with the US transmission being served by BBC America. It could be the first time that a UK TV series has been saved by a streaming service.


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