Doctor Who is coming to Latin America thanks to a licensing deal with between BBC Worldwide and DirecTV!
Series 6 will air on the direct satellite broadcast service own exclusive channel OnDIRECTV – which boasts four million subscribers in both its SD and HD incarnations.
Making the announcement at a BBC Worldwide Screening Event in Mexico, Helen Jurado, vice president of sales and distribution at BBC Worldwide Latin America, commented:
This iconic show boasts a massive audience and fan following around the world and DirecTV is a perfect home for this incredibly successful show. As one of the longest-running sci-fi programmes in history, we are confident it will gain traction with viewers and gain new legions of fans throughout Latin America as it approaches its 50th anniversary.
Taking place in Mexico City, the inaugural event saw sixty buyers from cable, nets and online digital platforms such as Vudu all investing in new shows to the region.
Matt Forde, VP for sales and co-productions for BBC Worldwide Americas can clearly see an appetite for quality programmes like Doctor Who growing:
It’s not about trying to adapt, it’s about making the very, very best content, and competing with the very best Mexican content, and the best U.S. content, and I think we can do that.