BBC Worldwide has announced that several of its fan events taking place around the world as part of the Doctor Who global tour will be streamed live on its Doctor Who YouTube channel so that fans can participate anywhere!
The stars of the show Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman as well as Lead Writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat (as his tour schedule allows) will be taking part in Q& A sessions in various cities ahead of special screenings of Series 8’s opening episode Deep Breath.
The events to be live streamed are:
South Korea, Saturday 9th August, 8.30PM (approx)
Q&A session from The 63 Building, Seoul, South Korea
Australia, Tuesday 12th August 7.20PM (approx)
Q&A session from The State Theatre, Sydney, Australia
Mexico, Sunday, 17th August, 12PM (approx)
Q &A session from The Metropolitan Theatre, Mexico City, Mexico
Details of the Brazilian live stream will be announced in due course.
These live stream events form part of a wider digital offering for fans to connect them to all the activity happening during Doctor Who: The World Tour. The BBC Worldwide digital team will also be producing and delivering content from the tour on local Doctor Who Twitter feeds, Tumblr, the official Doctor Who Facebook as well as additional content on YouTube. Fans are also encouraged to create their own content and tagging #DWWorldTour (although some users have already started using #DoctorWhoWorldTour).
Amanda Hill, Chief Brands Officer for BBC Worldwide says: “This Doctor Who global tour isn’t just about the lucky few that manage to get tickets for the events, it’s about connecting with fans all over the world, wherever they are. Live-streaming our fan Q&As as well as offering content on all our social platforms will allow everyone to join in the experience and hear from the stars of the show.”
It’s a far old cry from Matt Smith and Karen Gillan touring the UK in 2010, isn’t it?