BBC rents out Doctor Who via Facebook
Dr. Who fans will be able to watch classic and rare episodes streaming via a Facebook rental plan.
From tomorrow BBC Worldwide will offer a series of digitally remastered Doctor Who stories to ‘rent’ via Facebook in Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
By using Facebook credits, users visiting the official Doctor Who page will be able to stream a selection of nine stories (each containing several episodes) from the history of the Time Lord, including digitally remastered classics such as ‘Tomb of the Cybermen’, ‘Silence in the Library’ and ‘End of the World’.
‘The Greatest Show in the Galaxy’, first broadcast in 1988, will be a Facebook exclusive, never released on DVD.
John Smith, Chief Executive at BBC Worldwide said “As we have grown internationally, we’ve seen through our Facebook channel that fans who are loving the new series are asking for a guide into our rich Doctor Who back catalogue. Our approach to Facebook and other leading edge platforms is to be right there alongside them in fostering innovation. We see this service as a perfect way to give our fans what they want, as well as a great way for them to get their fix between now and the autumn when Series Six continues.”
The episodes will be available to view for 48 hours.
Facebook credits can be purchased within an app, or through the payments tab within the users account settings.