BBC Worldwide to release first UltraViolet titles

John Bishop

BBC Worldwide Consumer Products is to release its first UltraViolet-enabled DVD and Blu-ray titles ahead of Christmas.

The first four UltraViolet-enabled titles will be Doctor Who Series 7 Part 1, John Bishop’s new stand up title Rollercoaster, the new Top Gear special commission and Attenborough: 60 Years in the Wild.

UltraViolet technology will give purchasers of BBC Worldwide’s physical DVDs the additional right to a free digital copy of the programme or show which can be redeemed and accessed via devices including computers, tablets and smartphones. Streaming and download access are supported to enable both online and offline viewing.

Claude London, digital director for BBC Worldwide consumer products said: “We’re thrilled to be announcing our first UV-enabled DVDs and embrace this new era for home video – the UltraViolet era. We hope UV will empower consumers to build digital entertainment libraries and continue to enjoy BBC Worldwide releases either at home or on the move. We will continue to work as part of the UV consortium and with our supporting partner Flixster on further releases for early 2013.”