Customers visiting the official “Doctor Who” page will be able to stream a nine stories, each containing several episodes, using Facebook credits. Available episodes include "The History of the Time Lord," "Tomb of the Cybermen," "Silence in the Library," "End of the World" and "The Greatest Show in the Galaxy," available exclusively on Facebook.
The service will be available for Facebook users in Europe, the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Once rented, episodes will be available to view for 48 hours.
"As we have grown internationally, we've seen through our Facebook channel that fans who are loving the new series are asking for a guide into our rich ‘Doctor Who’ back catalog," says John Smith, chief executive at BBC Worldwide. "Our approach to Facebook and other leading edge platforms is to be right there alongside them in fostering innovation. We see this service as a perfect way to give our fans what they want, as well as a great way for them to get their fix between now and the autumn when Series Six continues."
“Millions of people engage with their favorite TV shows on Facebook every day and we’re now seeing broadcasters look at innovative ways to use Facebook tools to connect their fans with exclusive content," says Christian Hernandez, director, platform partnerships, Facebook. "Through its Facebook page, BBC Worldwide is giving ‘Doctor Who’ fans a quick and easy way to access these iconic episodes."