BBC Studios & Twitch Team Up For Special Doctor Who Digital Broadcast Event

Over 500 episodes will be streamed over a seven-week period in this special shared-viewing event.


Today, Twitch announced that it is teaming up with BBC Studios for the first-ever digital broadcasting event for Doctor Who, which will be airing on six-to-seven-hour blocks daily. Also, new Whovian emotes will be available to viewers.

Over 500 episodes from 26 season will be shown and will start every Monday to Friday at 11 AM PDT. Fans in the US, UK, and Canada will also be able to participate in a Twitch giveaway, which includes a grand prize trip

“We are constantly looking at ways to reach new audiences and make it easier for fans to engage with our most popular shows," says Nick Coulter, director of digital sales and business development at BBC Studios, in the press release. "Doctor Who, in particular, has a great tradition of pioneering new technologies, from early VHS all the way through to the new digital services of today. Twitch is another great example of this, as a brilliant service with over 15 million active daily users, we are thrilled to be able to offer them the chance to indulge in the Classic Doctor Who series and celebrate its amazing 54 year legacy of excitement and innovation.”

“Doctor Who and its clever take on sci-fi exemplifies the type of adjacent content to gaming that has resonated with the Twitch community,” said Jane Weedon, Director of Business Development at Twitch. “By presenting this iconic BBC show in a new interactive format, it is a fun new way to bridge several generations of Doctor Who fans, while building a new generation of them.”

This event will revive the Doctor Who series by taking advantage of a real-time shared viewing experience. To get access to the 14 exclusive emotes, viewers will need to subscribe to the TwitchPresents channel.

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    May 23, 2018 9:09 AM

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      May 23, 2018 9:44 AM

      Seems like a good idea to me

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      May 23, 2018 11:35 AM

      Cool, hope more content gets on there

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      May 23, 2018 11:38 AM

      Great to see, but I suspect there's going to be a good # of ppl weened on the most recent Who revival that will look at some of these eps and go "WTF??"

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        May 23, 2018 1:29 PM

        I thought I was an old school Doctor Who fan but after watching some of the old episodes, I'm not so sure. I don't mind the old sets, the hilariously crude special effects, and whatnot, but I can't handle the pacing. I feel like things were padded out a lot back in the day.

        And I didn't realize how often they'd try to sideline Lady Romana by putting her in a prison or whatever. New Who does a massively better job of giving the companions something to do.

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          May 23, 2018 1:42 PM

          The old series do not age well from production value (as well as the attitudes related to women at the time), but there are still stories that work really well despite the campiness, like Caves.

          Its like Trek TOS - the production is incredibly campy, it wears a very 60s attitude on sexism, but there's still strong sci-fi concepts in there.

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          May 23, 2018 2:05 PM


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            May 23, 2018 2:07 PM

            She's like having a second Doctor around in most respects, so yeah. These days they'd probably do better...maybe.

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          May 23, 2018 2:06 PM

          There's good and bad, but yeah, lots of three episode stories stretched to fill 5. And they knew it.

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      May 23, 2018 1:53 PM

      I love BBC

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      May 24, 2018 12:08 AM

      Produced by BBC studios and published by A2M

      2018... the prophecy will be fulfilled

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      May 24, 2018 12:14 AM

      Awesome, and I can't wait to binge the next season

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