All3Media hits Web with BlinkBox

Distribution deal covers 156 episodes

LONDON -- All3Media, producer of such shows as "Shameless," "Midsomer Madness" and "Black Book," has signed an online distribution output deal with ad-supported Web video service BlinkBox, it was announced Monday.

All3Media has licensed 156 episodes from its top shows to the Blinkbox platform, which will provide the content to viewers free of charge.

All3Media senior vp Liza Thompson said that the service will go live Oct. 2. Blinkbox allows viewers to download and watch a range of library TV shows and movies including such fare as "Nos Feratu," "Merrie Melodies" and "A Farewell to Arms."