Doctor Who fans will be able to watch the first episode of the new series, starring the Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith, on ABC’s iView service when the clock strikes at midnight on April 16 before it makes its debut two days later on ABC1 – and all this within two weeks of the BBC’s debut of the new series.
“View is a fantastic offering, an additional way for Australian audiences to watch ABC TV’s content – generally after, but in this special case before, its television broadcast,” Kim Dalton, Director of Television said.
“We hope the lure of Doctor Who – and what a fun and exciting lure it is – will provide incentive for more viewers to discover iView, and experience how convenient and easy-to-use it is.”
However, don’t get all too excited in seeing the series online before TV, because the subsequent episodes all air after their TV premiere. It returns to the ABC on Sunday 18 April at 7:30PM.