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Published on September 19th, 2013 | by Jonathan Appleton

Hulu Gets Doctor Who!

Doctor Who is coming to online streaming service Hulu Plus in a new deal with BBC North America.


The subscription service, available to viewers in the United States, has signed a non-exclusive, multi-year agreement with the BBC’s US arm, reports The Slanted.

As well as some 170 episodes of Doctor Who, the deal will also make Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures available. Other genre shows subscribers can enjoy on Hulu Plus include Life on Mars, Primeval, Day of the Triffids, Red Dwarf, Survivors and The Fades.

It looks increasingly like this kind of online subscription service is encroaching on the territory of the box set. Like a lot of people I subscribed to Netflix recently so I could watch the last series of Breaking Bad (and we won’t go into the trauma served up by this week’s episode…).

What do you think? Still a place on your shelves for box sets? Or will streaming send them the way of video cassettes?


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Jonathan remembers catching Tony Hughes's Doctor in BBC Schools Maths show when he was off school in 1975. This more than made up for having chickenpox. Something of an old hand by this time, he had learned from The Doctor Who Monster Book that there were other Doctors and adventures to discover - an exciting prospect for a five year old.

2 Responses to Hulu Gets Doctor Who!

  1. FrancoPabloDiablo says:

    Love the shiny DVDs on my shelves. Wouldn’t swap them for anything.

  2. Al says:

    On Christmas Day 2012 Netflix went down. Many people reported that their holiday was ruined as a result (must have had a boring Christmas planned). DVDs and Blu-rays don’t rely on third parties to be up and running all the time, and are not subject to disappearing once the licences end. Many fans of many shows have complained when Hulu and Netflix have taken them away. As long as they don’t stop making physical media for those of us willing to pay for it (I’ve got $80 put aside for next Tuesday’s release of Season 7 am seriously considering the 1-7 Blu-ray set) they can do what they like with other services.

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