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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