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Wednesday 29 Oct 2014

BBC Worldwide Press Releases

Doctor Who Adventures magazine launches website

Doctor Who Adventures magazine launched its new website this week, giving young Doctor Who fans another opportunity to keep up to date with the very latest news from the Time Lord.

The website will be aimed at the magazine's 6 – 12 year old fans and will include: a blog from Doctor Who Adventures magazine team; Doctor Who wallpapers and 'buddy' icons to download; a competition page; an online poll asking for readers' opinions; details of current issue of Doctor Who Adventures magazine; and reader letters.

Moray Laing, Editor of Doctor Who Adventures says: "The launch of is fantastic for the magazine. Readers can now have constant interaction with us and keep up to date with all the latest monster news!"

The launch of the website follows the re-launch of the magazine on 1 April 2010.

The website was designed by Monoroot and has been built by BBC Worldwide's web team. The Doctor Who Adventures editorial team will update the site daily while the series is on BBC and once a week when the series is off air.

About Doctor Who
Doctor Who sits within BBC Worldwide's Global Brands division and has a commercial portfolio across DVD, merchandising, digital download and publishing (magazines, books and audiobooks). The show is available internationally from 93 broadcasters in 47 territories, from Spain to Serbia, Israel to Iceland. Since the new series began in 2005, over 3 million DVDs, around 1.5 million adult books from Ebury and 1.3 million children’s books from Penguin and over 600,000 audiobooks have been sold, while 1.5m people have toured the Doctor Who Touring Exhibition. The brand is consistently one of the UK's top ten licenses, and the Doctor Who Annual 2009 was the number 2 best-selling annual in the Children’s Bookscan charts. Children's magazine Doctor Who Adventures sells 44,664 copies every week, and remains the number one title for subscriptions in the pre-teen market, while downloads of the series regularly reach number one on iTunes. With the arrival of the 11th Doctor, played by Matt Smith, BBC Worldwide is currently looking at a range of commercial products to extend audiences enjoyment beyond the television programme.

About BBC Magazines
BBC Magazines is the magazine publishing division of BBC Worldwide, the main commercial arm and wholly owned subsidiary of the BBC. It publishes over 40 BBC consumer titles, including Top Gear, Good Food, Gardeners' World and Radio Times and many children's titles including Doctor Who Adventures, Top of the Pops and Match of the Day.

Gemma Diaper

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