Doctor Who 50th Anniversary

via press release:

BBC Worldwide today announces a new collaboration with content distribution service BitTorrent to mark a decade of new Doctor Who.

To celebrate ten years since the series reboot, BitTorrent will be offering a ten story box set featuring specially selected highlights from the modern era of Doctor Who for $12 globally.  The package will also include exclusive video content from incumbent Doctor Peter Capaldi who gives his insight into some of his favourite Doctor Who episodes as well as Doctor Who: Earth Conquest – the documentary about the 2014 global tour which saw Capaldi and companion Jenna Coleman travel the world to meet their fans.

Julia Kenyon, Director of Drama Brands, BBC Worldwide comments:“Ten years ago, the Doctor’s journey began anew with Russell T Davies and “Rose”. The Time Lord continues to evolve and refresh and this innovative deal with BitTorrent allows us to directly reach a huge number of consumers and engage with fans on a global and fast-growing digital platform. Music content has seen tremendous success through BitTorrent Bundles and this deal is the first of its kind for British TV content”

Matt Mason, Chief Content Officer at BitTorrent adds: “For over fifty years, Doctor Who has challenged the way we see time, space, and TV — the way we tell stories. A series like this should be part of a versatile platform; one capable of reaching and engaging fans around the world. BitTorrent Bundle is that platform. It’s fantastic that BBC Worldwide is the media organization forward-thinking enough to make a release like this possible. This is an exciting way for fans to celebrate ten years of New Who and we are honoured to welcome the Doctor to BitTorrent.”

The ten story box set will be available globally to stream or download on BitTorrent Bundle here complete with Peter Capaldi’s breakdown of some of his favourite Doctor Who moments.

The $12 Download / Stream Package includes

Series 1: Rose

Series 1: The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances

Series 2: The Girl in the Fireplace

Series 3: Blink

Series 4: Special – The End of Time (Parts 1 & 2)

Series 5: The Vampires of Venice

Series 6: The Doctor’s Wife

Series 7: The Rings of Akhaten

50th Anniversary special: The Day of the Doctor

Series 8: Listen

About BBC Worldwide. BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).  Its vision is to build the BBC’s brands, audiences, commercial returns and reputation across the world.  This is achieved through investing in, commercialising and showcasing content from the BBC around the world, in a way that is consistent with BBC standards and values.  The business also champions British creativity globally.

In 2013/14, BBC Worldwide generated headline profits of £157.4m and headline sales of £1,042.3m and returned £173.8m to the BBC. For more detailed performance information please see our Annual Review website:http://www.bbcworldwide.com/annualreview

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About BitTorrent Bundle

BitTorrent Bundle is a direct-to-fan publishing platform dedicated to artist empowerment. Creators can use Bundle to share their stories, in any media format, and set their own pricing — keeping 90% of all sales revenue, with access to rich audience analytics.

Today, BitTorrent Bundle is home to over 30,000 content publishers, reaching an audience of more than 170 million passionate film and music fans around the world. In 2013, BitTorrent was named by Fast Companyas one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for its work with artists.

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