Facebook users have been inundated with VOD offerings of late, as Hollywood looks longingly at the over 750 million active users the site has, many of them Baby Boomers and other adults who've adopted the technology as their own.
Now, Doctor Who will be available to users in exchange for Facebook credits (available in any online game and on the payments tab in Facebook). Another fan favorite, Top Gear, which already has 12 million Facebook fans, also will soon be available on the site, according to published reports.
It is the first time a broadcaster, in this case, the BBC, has looked to Facebook to deliver programming as VOD. Episodes will be available for 48 hours and will cost 15 Facebook credits.
- see this Telegraph article
Warner Bros. expands Facebook video on demand movie trial, offers 5 new titles
Play ball! MLB giving Facebook a swing at live streaming games
Report says Netflix working with Facebook on integration that could push international play
Facebook as a rival to Netflix? Analysts say it could be 'the' threat
Warner Bros. teams with Facebook for VOD movie play