BBC TV shows are now available on the PS3 and PSP, including the popular show Top Gear, according to announcements from both the BBC and Sony. The BBC shows are all available via the PlayStation Store. The irony? They’re only available for PS3 owners in the United States.
Top Gear, one of the BBC’s most-popular series, is available today with episodes from the U.S. version, produced by BBC Worldwide Productions and airing on HISTORY. For two weeks, PSN users can download the first episode for free (regular SD price of $1.99 and $2.99 for HD).
The video section of the PlayStation Store will rapidly add BBC programming each week, including the best of the BBC’s library as well as currently airing series. Both “Doctor Who” and the supernatural dramedy “Being Human” will hit the PlayStation Store in December.