BBC releases Dr Who and Top Gear on UltraViolet
The BBC goes digital HD crazy by supporting the UltraViolet download format.
The BBC's Doctor Who Series 7 Part 1 will be available in UltraViolet
BBC Worldwide has announced that this Christmas when you buy your favourite Dr Who, Top Gear or David Attenborough documentary on DVD or Blu-ray, you’ll also be getting an UltraViolet digital copy too.
UltraViolet works like this: you buy a Blu-ray or DVD with the UV symbol and from the disc you can access that content online. That’s because you get a digital proof of purchase that you can add to an account.
Once linked to your account, you can then stream and download your content. Up to five people can be on one account, but there’s a limit to how many streams you can have going at once.
The number of times you can download a programme is left to the distributor, so check the details.
UltraViolet works with most smartphones and tablets, all you need to do is download the suitable app. But this is where it gets more confusing.
The app you need isn’t the UltraViolet app, instead it’s from the streaming service linked to the place you bought the disc from. So if you bought the DVD from Tesco, for example, then you’d get the blinkbox app to stream the film from BlinkBox.
For its initial slate of UltraViolet titles, BBC Worldwide has teamed up with Flixster to act as the supporting site for consumers redeeming the digital copy of their purchases. The first shows to come with a digital copy along with their DVD and Blu-ray discs are Doctor Who Series 7 Part 1,Top Gear, Attenborough: 60 Years in the Wild and John Bishop’s new stand up release, Rollercoaster.
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