The new “Doctor Who” will air on CBC television.

The folks over at Outpost Gallifrey have a news item up about a one-page advertising sheet for the new Doctor Who set to premier in the U.K. next spring. Among the more interesting tidbits is word that the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) will be carrying the show as well.

A one-sheet advertisement page from BBC Worldwide Television which will be featured in several forthcoming sales presentations in the UK, obtained by Outpost Gallifrey, shares some very interesting—and exciting—information concerning the new Doctor Who series. The BBC document states that the airtime for the first season of the new series is “Spring 2005,” synching with the March 2005 transmission date Outpost Gallifrey has previously reported as being the likely target date.

Meanwhile, the press document also contains at least one overseas broadcast note: it confirms the involvement of Canadian broadcaster CBC, who is says has purchased the series ahead of delivery and will be transmitting it as soon after the UK transmission as they can.

Making me once again very happy that I live in the Detroit area where CBC television can be picked up with any decent antenna, but also where the local cable networks carry the channel in crystal clear form. This answers my question of whether or not I’ll get to see the show soon after it starts airing. I’m most pleased by this bit of news.

3 thoughts on “The new “Doctor Who” will air on CBC television.

  1. The Dr. Who theme song scared the shit out of me as a kid. I don’t think I ever managed to make it through the credits to actually watch an episode. I live in Canada, though, so I’ll have a second chance it seems.

    Unless it turns out that even as a grown woman I can’t make it through that creepy song. woooo-eeee-oooo-EEEEE-oooo-ooooo.  At least that’s how I remember it.

  2. Well, if it’s comming out on CBC, we all will be able to download episodes from BitTorrent. I get a lot of TV from Canada. I got the season opener of Joey on BitTorrent today and it was from a Canadian channel.

    NBC is pulling their usual bullshit and shifting shows so that a TiVo will not get the entire show. I’ve decided to boycott NBC (not that my boycotting them will really hurt them), I also plan on writting the network and letting them know how I feel about this. I understand why they are doing it, but forcing me to watch commercials is not an option.

    Anyway, I’ll have to keep my eye’s open for episodes to appear.

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