Disney+ becomes the international home for new seasons of ‘Doctor Who’ • TechCrunch
Disney and BBC Today it announced that Disney+ will be the new exclusive home outside the UK and Ireland of the popular British science fiction series ‘Doctor Who’. As of 2023, new episodes of the series will be released on the platform in more than 150 markets, including the United States. The BBC will continue to host the series in the UK and Ireland.
It’s safe to say the company is hoping Whovians, new and old, will flock to Disney+ for their “Doctor Who” solution.
Bringing the popular British show to the streaming device is a smart move for Disney+ as it hopes to get to it 215-245 million subscribers by 2024. Disney+ also plans to expand the streaming service to More than 160 countries by next year. In June, the broadcast service Launched in 16 markets across the Middle East and North Africa region.
“We are excited about the opportunity to bring new seasons of this beloved franchise exclusively to Disney+ and bring the show to the next generation of audiences in more than 150 markets around the world,” said Alyssa Bowen, president of Disney+, in a statement. “The series is the perfect addition to our ever-growing catalog of global content. which continues to make Disney+ a home for exceptional storytelling.”
‘Doctor Who’ will return in November 2023. To celebrate the show’s 60th anniversary, David Tennant, who was the Tenth Doctor, will reprise his role as the 14th Doctor, replacing the 13th Doctor, who he played Jodi Whitaker. The next doctor will be played by “Sex Education” actress Ncuti Gatwa, who will take over the role after Tennant.