Classic Who Online? – the online video service – have struck an agreement with the BBC to make available online hundreds of hours of content, including Doctor Who.

Reported in The Guardian, BlinkBox will be offering popular titles (big DVD sellers) such as Top Gear, Gavin & Stacey, Spooks and Planet Earth for £1.89 an episode with a final charge for a full series download to be announced.

Other shows, such as Hustle, Hotel Babylon and “older series of Doctor Who” will be available for free with advertising.

It is not yet known whether these “older series” are from 2005, 1975, or earlier.

Blinkbox has deals with major US studios claims 750,000 unique users and 1.5m streams of TV and film content each month, so this move offers BBC content a major new platform.

Meanwhile BBC Worldwide have also made an agreement with MSN to provide content to their Video Player which in its first 11 days managed saw 170,000 views of streamed video content.

Christian Cawley


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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