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Published on February 15th, 2005 | by Christian Cawley

BBC Video on Demand

The future of Doctor Who for overseas viewers? BBC dramas and documentaries are the main audience pullers in a new deal struck by BBC Worldwide Americas. Movielink.com will become the home of BBC productions on the Internet, available to American audiences only. Among the titles to be included are “Iraq: The Cameraman’s Story,” and various Shakespearean titles such as “Hamlet” and “Macbeth”.

Beth Clearfield, of BBC Worldwide Americas, is quoted as saying:

“We are committed to reaching new audiences through as many different distribution avenues as possible…Expanding our partnership with Movielink will allow its users to enjoy even more of the BBC’s compelling and high quality entertainment.”

Whether or not this deal will have any short term impact on the viewing of Doctor Who in the USA is difficult to say, but it seems very likely that BBC video-on-demand content will be available long term, and this should mean Doctor Who on broadband!

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About the Author

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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