Welcome to the About section at Doctor Who Online. Here you will find information on the Doctor Who Online Team, Site Statistics, Media Packs, Social Networks, Site History and more.



DWO Site History

The site was founded as Doctor Who: The REGENERATIVE website in 1996 by Sebastian J. Brook, as a place for fans to find out news and guides for the show whilst it was off the air.

When it launched, there was no current series of Doctor Who and the show was not shown in a regular cycle; because of this the website detailed when previous episodes were to be repeated on television, on channels such as UK Gold.

In 2000, the website changed its name to Doctor Who Online in response to former Doctor Tom Baker, who suggested the name would suit the website better.

In 2003, Doctor Who Online launched a community forum featuring topics on all areas of Doctor Who as well as Q&A's with celebrity guests from the show. As of 2011, the forum has well over 35,000+ members.

In 2006, Sebastian J. Brook teamed up with computer programmer, Paul A.T. Wilson  to co-present the DWO WhoCast podcast, which at its peak has become the biggest Doctor Who Podcast on iTunes with over 30,000+ weekly listeners. Paul helped introduce new technologies to the site to enable more interactivity and a more streamlined browsing experience.

Since then, the site has been going from strength to strength, gaining a daily readership of over 30,000+ visitors. Future plans involve the site becoming even more interactive with functionality for fans to effectively log on to the site and have a facebook-style social bar to connect wih their online friends.

Below is an archive of some of the snapshots of what Doctor Who Online looked like in the past, right through to the present day. Click on the images below to display a larger version:


1996 2001  2002  2004 
       
2005 2006 2007 2008
       
2010 2011     
       

DWO In The Media

Over the years, DWO has appeared in various audio & video intereviews as well as print & online media. View a handful of these below:

Video Features / Interviews:    
Title / Details: Date: Type: Link:
ITV1 News - 'Bonhams Doctor Who Auction' - Interview 6/3/2007 .wmv 
Podfinder UK - 'DWO WhoCast' - Feature  13/12/2007 url
Will It Blend? Dr Who & The Daleks - Interview 9/11/2010 url
BBC News -'Matt Smith Leaving' - Interview 2/6/2013 url
EntertainmentWise -'50th Anniversary' - Part 1 - Interview 6/8/2013 YouTube
EntertainmentWise -'50th Anniversary' - Part 2 - Interview 7/8/2013 YouTube
EntertainmentWise -'50th Anniversary' - Part 3 - Interview 14/8/2013 YouTube
Radio Features / Interviews:    
Title / Programme: Date: Type: Link:
LBC - Interview 16/4/2006 .mp3
BBC Radio Wales - Interview 15/11/2006 .mp3
BBC Radio 2 - Website of the Day - Feature 30/3/2007 .mp3
BBC Radio Wales - Interview 31/3/2007 .mp3
BBC Radio 4 - Interview 19/11/2008 .mp3
BBC Radio Wales - Interview 18/3/2010 .mp3
Magazine & Newspaper Features / Interviews:    
Title / Details: Date: Type: Link:
Broadband World Magazine - DWO reviewed - Feature July 2004 image
SciFi Now Magazine Issue #9 - DWO WhoCast reviewed - Feature 15/11/2006 image
Radio Times - DWO WhoCast reviewed - Feature 27/2/2007 url
Daily Star Newspaper - DWO's 'Save Jonty' Campaign mentioned - Interview 27/8/2007 url
Daily Mail Newspaper - 'David Tennant set to Quit' - Interview 16/12/2007 url
Daily Express Newspaper - 'Doctor Who May Quit' - Interview 16/12/2007 url
BBC News Magazine - 'BBC Archive Documents' - Interview 19/11/2008 url
The Times - 'Time is on side of New Doctor Who' - Interview 4/1/2009 url
BBC News Magazine - '11th Doctor's Outfit' - Interview 21/7/2009 url
SciFi Now Magazine Issue #34 - 'SciFi Obsessed' - Interview 28/10/2009 image
The Telegraph - 'Racism in Doctor Who' - Interview 26/5/2013 url
Daily Star - 'Racism in Doctor Who' - Interview 27/5/2013 url
Daily Mail - 'Racism in Doctor Who' - Interview 28/5/2013 url
Sunday Express - '12th Doctor Speculation' - Interview 2/6/2013 url
BBC News - '12th Doctor Speculation' - Interview 2/6/2013 url
BBC America (Anglophenia) - '50th Anniversary Ballot' - Interview 16/11/2013 url
The Sunday Times - '50th Anniversary' - Interview 17/11/2013 url
Radio Times - 'DWO's Paul McGann Interview' - Feature 18/11/2013 url
USA Today - '50th Anniversary' - Interview 19/11/2013 url

The DWO Team

DWO Admin Team

Site Editor - Sebastian J. Brook
C.T.Os - Rob Halliday, Paul A.T. Wislon

DWO News Team

Senior News Editor
- Sebastian J. Brook
Assistant News Editor
- Rob Halliday
News Editor
- Jay S. Gale
News Editor - Steve Day
News Editor - Paul Cortez
News Editor - Jamie Hawkins
News Editor - Will Brooks

DWO Forum Team

Administrators

Seb@DWO
- Sebastian J. Brook
Paul@DWO - Paul A.T. Wilson
Rob@DWO - Rob Halliday
Jono@DWO - Jonathan Jongkind
Sheldon@DWO - Sheldon Collins

Moderators

Amazingchi
- Charlie Watson
Chela
- Will Jones
Cyberstudent - Jake George
datadivajf - Joy Fleisig
Fang Rock - Dave Spilsbury
Lord Coward - Pim Blackwell
Neutron Flow - Luke Clift
NickD - Nick Dickens
Seeks - Ryan Wigley
Waltmouse - Jay S. Gale

DWO Apps Team

Developer
- Sebastian J. Brook
Developer
- Rob Halliday

DWO Site Statistics

DWO Statistics Snapshot

Daily Visitors: 35,000+
Monthly Visitors: 1,500,000+
Forum Membership: 45,000+
Twitter Followers:
90,000+

2013 - Monthly Visitor Totals
 
January 2013 February 2013 March 2013 April 2013 May 2013 June 2013
1,400,201 1,219,397 1,419,089 1,598,164 1,849,326 2,001,193
 
July 2013 August 2013 September 2013 October 2013 November 2013 December 20123
1,635,299 1,736,225 1,992,710 2,106,329 2,313,848 2,520,399
 
2012 - Monthly Visitor Totals
January 2012 February 2012 March 2012 April 2012 May 2012 June 2012
1,239,194 1,099,222 1,102,628 1,422,020 1,723,667 1,311,409
 
July 2012 August 2012 September 2012 October 2012 November 2012 December 2012
1,620,002 1,112,363 1,228,992 2,013,232 1,937,988 1,710,001
 
2011 - Monthly Visitor Totals
 
January 2011 February 2011 March 2011 April 2011 May 2011 June 2011
1,019,318 912,318 1,132,091 1,732,924 1,433,901 983,422
 
July 2011 August 2011 September 2011 October 2011 November 2011 December 2011
 
1,162,685 1,139,993 1,292,104 1,199,234 976,333 1,019,217
 
2010 - Monthly Visitor Totals
 
January 2010 February 2010 March 2010 April 2010 May 2010 June 2010
 
987,787 998,229 1,243,915 1,498,984 1,232,767 1,111,972
 
July 2010 August 2010 September 2010 October 2010 November 2010 December 2010
 
1,066,240 911,377 908,019 889,222 938,892 1,021,434
Page Updated: 1/1/2014

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