Sony DADC New Media Solutions and BBC Worldwide Bring Doctor Who to PlayStation®Home
Longest Running Science Fiction TV Series Gets Virtual and Social Twist
Mar 25, 2013
LONDON, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony DADC New Media Solutions' interactive development group, LOOT Entertainment, and BBC Worldwide's Digital Partnerships team have joined forces to bring Doctor Who to life like never before by creating a social gaming and commerce environment inside PlayStation®Home. Available to more than 31 million PlayStation®Home users across the globe on March 27th, the Doctor Who on PlayStation®Home experience will immerse gamers in the world of Doctor Who by allowing fans to interact with iconic elements, explore and customize environments, and watch content from the popular television series in a social atmosphere.
Doctor Who fans can enjoy dynamic features based on the show's most popular characters and scenery, such as the Eleventh Doctor and River Song costumes, and a TARDIS- themed private space and clubhouse. Users can also visit the Doctor Who-themed LOOT Space Station Theater for additional video content from BBC Worldwide and shop for Doctor Who items - both virtual and real - via LOOT's Entertainment on Demand system.
"We're really excited to be bringing this much-loved series to social and virtual worlds," said Simon Hutson, senior vice president digital development at BBC Worldwide. "Discovering new ways to engage with our fans is incredibly important to us, especially as we approach Doctor Who's 50th year."
"We are committed to preserving the spirit and aesthetic of Doctor Who while introducing this historic franchise to PlayStation®Home," said David Sterling, vice president of business development, LOOT Entertainment. "It's the same Doctor Who millions have loved for almost 50 years—with a virtual, interactive, and social twist."
In celebration of the series' 50th Anniversary, additional Doctor Who themed virtual goods, environments and social experiences will be added to Doctor Who on PlayStation®Home throughout 2013. For a sneak peek into the Doctor Who experience visit: http://youtu.be/kUOK1dY3y0A and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQ9aZf-ihEs
About Sony DADC New Media Solutions
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About BBC Worldwide Ltd. BBC Worldwide Limited is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The company exists to exploit the value of the BBC's assets for the benefit of the licence fee payer and invest in public service programming in return for rights. In 2011/12, BBC Worldwide generated headline profits of £155 million on headline sales of £1085 million and returned £216 million to the BBC. For more detailed performance information please see our Annual Review website: http://www.bbcworldwide.com/annualreview
From April 2013, BBC Worldwide is restructuring its business to be based around geographic locations, supported by key global business areas.
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