Tesco signs up BBC content for its free Clubcard TV streaming service, includes plenty of cooking shows

Tesco's recently launched TV streaming service, which is free to its Clubcard members, has signed up to a bundle of programs from BBC Worldwide. The UK supermarket, which supports its Clubcard TV with ads between shows, has focused on comedy, drama and (unsurprisingly) cooking programming, with TV chefs Gary Rhodes and Ken Hom both on hand to show you exactly what do with that tin of Tesco Value plum tomatoes lingering at the back of your cupboard. Two Pints of Lager, Blackpool and Stig of the Dump also join Clubcard TV's schedules selection, sharing digital shelf-space with content from Warner Bros., Endemol and Aardman studios. If you're looking to increase your diet of streaming media, the full release has all the incoming shows, and it's right after the break.

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Tesco cooks up Clubcard TV deal with BBC Worldwide

Tesco has secured a raft of popular cookery, comedy and drama programmes for innovative ad-supported streaming service Clubcard TV following a deal with BBC Worldwide.

The agreement, which includes shows featuring star chefs Antonio Carluccio, Ken Hom and Gary Rhodes, will see hours of BBC Worldwide content made available to its 16 million Clubcard members via the ad supported service.

Comedies Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Goodness Gracious Me and Alistair McGowan's Big Impression join dramas Carrie's War and Blackpool and children's classics Stig of the Dump and The Secret Garden on the free service, which can be accessed online at

Tesco is the first retailer in the UK to reward its customers with their own online movie and TV service. Content spanning comedy, drama, kids TV, romance, thrillers and documentaries is on offer with no charges, contracts or subscriptions.

Clubcard TV has been developed by the team behind the Tesco movie and TV service blinkbox and, in another UK first, is supported by targeted advertising based on users' shopping habits. The service has thousands of TV episodes and movies following deals with Aardman, Endemol and Warner Bros.

Scott Deutrom, MD Clubcard TV, said: "With this deal we're adding a raft of new TV titles to our expanding catalogue, providing access to even more great digital entertainment in a way that's easy and accessible for customers."

Lisa Rousseau, Head of UK, Ireland and Pan European Television Sales, BBC Worldwide, said: "We're thrilled to have concluded such an extensive deal with Clubcard TV which will offer their customers a rich range of fantastic British content."