Buyers of the BBC’s biggest DVD brands will be able to enjoy their purchases on the move after the corporation announced it’ll be offering UltraViolet-enabled titles this Christmas.
UltraViolet is a Digital Rights regime that allows consumers to download a digital copy of their purchases from an online ‘locker’ and watch them on computers, tablets, smartphones and compatible TVs.
The BBC’s UltraViolet copies will be managed by Flixster.
The first UV-enabled titles will be: Doctor Who Series 7 Part 1, John Bishop’s new stand up title Rollercoaster, a new Top Gear special commission and Attenborough: 60 Years in the Wild.
Announcing the launch of the UV-enabled range, Claude London, Digital Director for BBC Worldwide Consumer Products commented: “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”.