a real world point of view
Universal Studios was the company that made the 1996 Doctor Who telemovie. They had the rights until 1999, but when the movie failed in the United States they quietly let the rights to the show expire. They still retain effective control over the home video release of the 1996 film.
Universal's involvement with Doctor Who facilitated the use in the TV movie of footage from their iconic 1931 Frankenstein film.