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Old 08-10-2013, 17:38
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Appreciate information on why Watch TV are showing a feast of vintage Dr Who episodes as part of the 50th Anniversary, yet it would seem logical to have them on BBC 3? I assume that Watch TV "bought" the episodes from the BBC? I don't have Sky, so feel robbed. Thanks in advance for any insight from Forum members.
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Old 08-10-2013, 18:27
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Watch is 50% owned by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC so presumably they wouldn't have to buy the "rights" to any BBC programmes
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Old 08-10-2013, 21:33
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Watch is 50% owned by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC so presumably they wouldn't have to buy the "rights" to any BBC programmes
BBC Worldwide still have to buy the rights, they just have the first option to buy them (at commercial rates, not at a discount)

http://www.publications.parliament.u...ds/24/2406.htm
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Old 08-10-2013, 23:45
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BBC Worldwide still have to buy the rights, they just have the first option to buy them (at commercial rates, not at a discount)

http://www.publications.parliament.u...ds/24/2406.htm
Fair enough
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:04
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Appreciate information on why Watch TV are showing a feast of vintage Dr Who episodes as part of the 50th Anniversary, yet it would seem logical to have them on BBC 3? I assume that Watch TV "bought" the episodes from the BBC? I don't have Sky, so feel robbed. Thanks in advance for any insight from Forum members.
Im waiting for a uk release.
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:12
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Watch is only broadcast in the UK / IRE.

But I know what you mean
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Old 09-10-2013, 19:31
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These classic episodes were bought in as a package deal - they're being shown alongside a BBC America documentary series called The Doctors Revisited.
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Old 09-10-2013, 19:34
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Picture looked pretty good as well from Troughtons .
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Old 10-10-2013, 02:38
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I was so excited to watch these, but alas, I'm working when they're being aired, and I've got no way to record them. Guess I'll have to watch it online..but it's not the same.
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