BBC Worldwide has signed a deal with Blinkbox, a UK online video service, to offer 300 hours of BBC archived content.
Classic episodes of Doctor Who will be available to watch along with shows such as Hustle and Hotel Babylon. The programmes will be free but with adverts. Other programmes, including Top Gear, Gavin and Stacey, and Planet Earth, will be available to buy.
BBC Worldwide director of digital content partnerships Simon Danker said:
'Audiences are demanding a wide variety of options of how to watch their favourite content. 'We’re pleased that through Blinkbox, fans of tv classics such as The Young Ones, Doctor Who and Planet Earth will have another destination to watch these popular shows.'