Saturday, 28 August 2010

Doctor Who Goes International

In news that will no doubt excite Doctor Who fans around the world, BBC Director General Mark Thompson has spoken at the Edinburgh International Television Festival and revealed that the corporation is aiming to launch an international version of the BBC iPlayer within the next year.

The plans will have to get the go ahead from the BBC Trust, but if approved it would allow viewers around the world to watch BBC programmes, including Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures, within a week or so of their transmission in the UK, instead of waiting up to 6 months in some countries.

Obviously a downside to this is that with it being available online so soon after original transmission, there could be a decline in veiwership around the world when it airs on television, so some restrictions may apply.

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