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October 9th, 2012 24 comments

Doctor Who Series Seven Part One Ultraviolet-enabled

BBC Worldwide announces first UK Ultraviolet-enabled DVD titles

BBC Worldwide Consumer Products today announces that it will be releasing its first UltraViolet-enabled DVD and Blu-Ray titles in the UK in time for Christmas 2012.

The four UV-enabled titles; 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 – the forthcoming retrospective on Sir David Attenborough’s sixty years in natural history broadcasting – will be released from late October onwards. Both the DVD and Blu-Ray for each title will be UV-enabled.

UltraViolet (UV) 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 easily redeemed and subsequently seamlessly accessed via an ever-increasing array of 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 comments: “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”.

Centred on interoperable cloud-based account management and content delivery, UltraViolet has been developed through DECE (Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem) – an open cross industry consortium including the major movie studios, technology providers, consumer device makers, entertainment retailers and video service providers.

For its initial slate of UV-enabled titles, BBC Worldwide has teamed up with content delivery partner Flixster which will also act as the supporting site for consumers to redeem the digital copy of their purchases. Details concerning the redemption process will be provided on a leaflet, designed in collaboration with other participating studios, which will be in the DVD case. Post-launch, users will be able to visit a BBC Worldwide site for further information after which they will be automatically transferred to the relevant Flixster location.

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    December 25th, 2012 - 6:15pm

    Well I got a copy today… And there was no leaflet for the UV thing inside. Which is just sooo helpful. Thinking an email to BBC WW might be in order.

  • Olle

    November 19th, 2012 - 4:34pm

    When i run though the “Digital copy redemption” I get to stage 2, type in my ultraviolet name a password, then the screen goes blank. Its been like this for a mouth or something. Anyone know if they can help?

    • Olle

      November 19th, 2012 - 4:35pm

      *i mean the page gos blank, but the bit at the top saying flixster is still there

  • Stevennnnn

    October 26th, 2012 - 1:53pm

    Got my DVD today, the website to download the digital cope doesn’t seem to be working. Anyone else got this problem?

    • That Cherub over there

      October 26th, 2012 - 3:41pm

      Probably because the DVD isn’t out till Monday. 🙂

    • Stevennnnn

      October 26th, 2012 - 4:16pm

      I got the limited edition set today through the post from

    • That Cherub over there

      October 26th, 2012 - 5:04pm

      Yes, but the actual DVD isn’t out in stores etc. till Monday so you’ll probably have to try again then. 🙂

  • Adam

    October 9th, 2012 - 7:40pm

    I have an Ultraviolet account I have on there:

    Big Bang Theory: S5
    Batman Begins
    Dark Knight

    So Doctor Who on my phone will be KICK-ASS!

  • Dalek Prime Minister

    October 9th, 2012 - 5:20pm

    as i have just ordered mine, will i get this? and when is is available to get, as soon as we have the disc?

    • booboo

      October 9th, 2012 - 5:21pm

      would have thought so

  • UDWF1

    October 9th, 2012 - 4:59pm

    What does ‘ultra violet DVD’ mean? I know what ultra violet is, but a DVD?

    • Mr Evil Fez

      October 9th, 2012 - 5:22pm

      Ultraviolet means that the DVD works on Computers, Tablets and Smartphones.

    • McGann is the Doctor

      October 10th, 2012 - 2:15pm

      How can you get a DVD to fit into your smart-phone ?

      Unless a smart phone is some REALLY big 80s-style telephone.

    • Mr Evil Fez

      October 10th, 2012 - 5:57pm

      Something about downloading I think.

  • pupbenny

    October 9th, 2012 - 4:58pm

    What is this? How can you get a DVD that’s ultra-violet?

  • Mr Evil Fez

    October 9th, 2012 - 4:55pm

    I love those kind of DVDs. 😀 Will the full Series boxset be Ultraviolet?

  • Alex The Geek

    October 9th, 2012 - 3:56pm

    This is quite good. I like this kind of thing I’ve got it on one of my Shaun The Sheep DVDs and the Glee Concert Movie and it’s nice to be able to watch them on the go.

  • Stevennnnn

    October 9th, 2012 - 2:32pm

    So if I bought the DVD I’d be able to copy it to my iPad?

    • Nicholas

      October 9th, 2012 - 3:52pm


    • Alex The Geek

      October 9th, 2012 - 3:54pm

      Basically yeah. You’d put it onto iTunes then could download it on to your iPad.

  • dr who 1999

    October 9th, 2012 - 2:30pm

    so when will it be released on dvd then? also is it just for blue-ray or can you get it for dvd as well?

    • booboo

      October 9th, 2012 - 2:45pm

      no its both

  • Derp

    October 9th, 2012 - 1:22pm

    Oh God, Ultraviolet is the most needlessly complex way of having a digital copy ever. Sigh.

  • toptimelord

    October 9th, 2012 - 1:19pm

    Nice :b


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