‘Doctor Who’: BBC Worldwide releases a special BitTorrent bundle

April 02, 2015 | 4:47 p.m.

Time flies when you’re a Time Lord.

To commemorate the 10 years since the BBC regenerated the “Doctor Who” series, BBC Worldwide has joined with BitTorrent to release an exclusive 10-episode bundle highlighting the British sci-fi show’s best moments, as selected by the “Doctor Who” team.

BBC Worldwide has released a special "Decade of Doctor Who" BitTorrent bundle. (BBC Worldwide)

BBC Worldwide has released a special “Decade of Doctor Who” BitTorrent bundle. (BBC Worldwide)

The “Decade of Doctor Who” bundle features an introduction by Peter Capaldi, who currently stars as the Twelfth Doctor. The introductory video, as well as a preview of the episode “Rose,” the first episode of the 2005 revival starring Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor, are available free.

“This innovative deal with BitTorrent allows us to directly reach a huge number of consumers and engage with fans on a global and fast-growing digital platform,” said Julia Kenyon, the director of drama brands at BBC Worldwide in a statement. “This deal is the first of its kind for British TV content.”

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Matt Smith, left, David Tennant and John Hurt in "The Day of the Doctor," the "Doctor Who" 50th anniversary special. (BBC)

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Jenna Coleman as Clara and Jemma Redgrave as Kate Stewart in "The Day of the Doctor," the "Doctor Who" 50th anniversary special. (BBC)

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John Hurt, Matt Smith, David Tennant, Jenna Coleman and Joanna Page in "The Day of the Doctor," the "Doctor Who" 50th anniversary special. (BBC)

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John Hurt, Matt Smith and David Tennant in "The Day of the Doctor," the "Doctor Who" 50th anniversary special. (BBC)

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Billie Piper, David Tennant and Matt Smith in "The Day of the Doctor," the "Doctor Who" 50th anniversary special. (BBC)

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John Hurt, Matt Smith and David Tennant in "The Day of the Doctor," the "Doctor Who" 50th anniversary special. (BBC)

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Matt Smith, left, David Tennant and John Hurt in "The Day of the Doctor," the "Doctor Who" 50th anniversary special. (BBC)

While the bundle may not feature everybody’s favorites, it does contain a wide array of episodes, including the special celebrating the long-running series’ 50th anniversary, “The Day of the Doctor.” The bundle, which marks BitTorrent’s first deal with a major television network, also includes additional videos by Capaldi and is available for $12.

“Doctor Who” will return for its ninth season in the fall.

– Tracy Brown | @tracycbrown | @LATHeroComplex

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One Response to ‘Doctor Who’: BBC Worldwide releases a special BitTorrent bundle

  1. Is it possible that, once "The Programmer" is finished, we can cut out each panel and puzzle them all back together in the form of a rectangle to get another story? Is the shear randomness covering the hidden genius of a much deeper storyline? Or am I thinking too much into the shape of the panels?

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