BBC series to Canadian iTunes

'Torchwood,' 'Doctor Who' among downloadable content

TORONTO -- The Brits have finally penetrated the Canadian online download market via Canada's iTunes store.

BBC Worldwide on Friday said it has a distribution deal with Apple to make popular BBC series like "Torchwood," "Top Gear" and "Doctor Who" available to Canadians for download and streaming.

The BBC series already air on Canadian TV, including on the BBC Canada cable channel, but are only now available for purchase and download.

The agreement also marks the BBC's first digital deal in the Canadian market, and the first by a British broadcaster in Canada.

BBC Worldwide secured earlier iTunes deals in the UK, U.S., France and