Playster Adds BBC Shows

Playster, which bills itself as an “all-in-one entertainment streaming service,” has added more than 130 hours of programming from BBC Worldwide North America.

The Playster video library now includes series based on literary classics like Bleak House, Cranford and Jane Eyre; documentaries including Lennon Naked, Play It Loud: The Story of the Marshall Amp, and the three-part Everybody’s Business; and the unscripted competition series Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week.

The service continues to carry BBC’s Being Erica and the original version of The Office, starring Ricky Gervais.

Playster’s video catalog is available with a $3.95/month subscription.

Playster’s main selling point, however, isn’t just video. The service aims to be streaming media central for a wide range of content. Playster claims to have more than 250,000 ebooks, 50,000 audiobooks, thousands of games, and millions of songs and albums. It doesn’t say how big its movie and TV library is, although it looks considerably smaller than its other content offerings. Nevertheless, you can access it all with a $24.95 monthly subscription. Sign up for 12 months, and they’ll throw in a tablet and headphones, said to be worth $250, for just $9.95 shipping/handling.

To learn more about its media catalogs and its other subscription plans, visit Playster.

About Larry Greenberg

A former local beat reporter and film critic, co-founder Lawrence Greenberg has more than 25 years’ experience as a writer and public relations executive.

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