BBC Worldwide Americas Partners With CafePress to Bring Fan-Favorite 'Doctor Who' to Online Shop

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September 4th, 2012

via press release:

BBC Worldwide Americas Partners With CafePress to Bring Fan-
Favorite Doctor Who to Online Shop

Licensing Agreement Enables Fans to Celebrate Highly
Anticipated 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who Series With Unique
Branded Merchandise

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 4, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CafePress Inc.
(Nasdaq:PRSS), The World's Customization Engine(TM), today announces
its new partnership with BBC Worldwide Americas to bring exceptional
Doctor Who-branded apparel and gifts to fans in North America via
CafePress' e-commerce store. With the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who
approaching in November 2013 as well as the premiere of the new season
that premiered September 1st on BBC AMERICA, fan interest in the show
has never been higher. Doctor Who recently was on the cover of
Entertainment Weekly, making it the first British TV series to earn the
cover. This partnership, which will extend through December 2014, will
give eager Doctor Who fans a chance to show and share their love for
the iconic brand.

As part of this new partnership, CafePress and BBC Worldwide Americas
will bring unique Doctor Who items featuring some of the show's most
popular characters, images and themes. Products available for purchase
will range from "Bow Ties are Cool" (in honor of Matt Smith's portrayal
as the Eleventh Doctor) and Cybermen t-shirts to TARDIS hoodies.
Through this partnership, new designs will be released regularly to
celebrate constantly evolving Doctor Who phenomena as well as
milestones for the show. Fans will also have the print-on-demand
option, where they can order the size, color, fashion body and graphic
to suit their taste.

"Doctor Who fans span several generations and we're genuinely excited
to be part of this phenomenon and make this shop available to such
loyal and passionate supporters," says Marc Cowlin, Director of
Marketing at CafePress. "Whovians can prepare themselves to celebrate
the pending 50th Anniversary of the show with truly unique gear."

The international iconic brand and television hit Doctor Who is the
longest-running sci-fi series in the world and continues to earn
critical acclaim as BBC AMERICA's highest rated series. From
award-winning lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat
(Sherlock, The Adventures of Tintin) and starring Matt Smith as the
Eleventh Doctor, Doctor Who was the #1 downloaded series on the iTunes
store for 2011 in North America and has been featured on NBC's Today
Show, CBS's The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and G4's Attack of
the Show. Matt Smith and the cast came to San Diego Comic-Con 2012 for
the second year in a row, filling Hall H with over 6,500 fans for an
exciting panel that offered hints to the upcoming seventh season
premiere.

For more information, and to shop for Doctor Who merchandise, visit
http://shop.cafepress.com/doctorwho

About CafePress [PRSS]:

CafePress is The World's Customization Engine(TM). Launched in 1999,
CafePress empowers individuals, groups, businesses and organizations to
create, buy and sell customized and personalized products online using
the company's innovative and proprietary print-on-demand services and
e-commerce platform. Today, CafePress' portfolio of e-commerce websites
include CafePress.com, CanvasOnDemand.com, GreatBigCanvas.com,
Imagekind.com, InvitationBox.com, and Logosportswear.com.

About BBC Worldwide Americas:

BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly-owned subsidiary
of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). BBC Worldwide Americas
brings together all of BBC Worldwide businesses across North and South
America. The company exists to maximize the value of the BBC's assets
for the benefit of the UK license payer, and invests in public service
programming in return for rights. The company has five core businesses:
Channels, Content & Production, Sales & Distribution, Consumer Products
and Digital. Under these businesses fall two key brands in the U.S. --
digital cable channel BBC AMERICA and BBC Worldwide Productions, the
production arm responsible for the smash hit Dancing with the Stars.

 
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