The BBC is to beam the 50th anniversary special ‘around the world’ at the same time as the BBC One broadcast it has been announced.
Numerous television networks around the globe have agreed to screen the show alongside its UK debut in order for fans everywhere to view it at the same time.
The commercial arm of the beeb, BBC Worldwide, revealed that the international transmission of the special – shot in 3D – would also avoid other territories from having spoilers and plots revealed before the local broadcaster had screened the edition.
It’s always been our ambition to work with our broadcast partners so that international Doctor Who fans can enjoy the 50th Anniversary special at the same time as the UK. We’ll have more details soon about our very exciting global plans for November. – BBC Worldwide statement to the Radio Times.
Doctor Who has been sold to up to two hundred countries the magazine notes with a possible audience of over one hundred million. The contents of the 50th anniversary programme is being kept as secret as possible with recently show boss Steven Moffat noting he’s deliberately lied about its content.
The episode is due to air on November 23rd at 7pm on BBC One.