Posted by Justin D Williams
Whovians, rejoice! BritBox, the new digital streaming service launched earlier this month by BBC Worldwide and ITV – which gives fans access to the most comprehensive collection of British programming – today releases the largest digital catalogue of Classic Doctor Who available in the U.S. As the only subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) home to the classic era of this iconic franchise, BritBox will provide users with the ability to relive the expansive story arcs and incredible journeys of the Classic Doctors through space and time. Classic Doctor Who represents episodes that aired from 1963 – 1989.
In addition to housing these classic episodes, BritBox also offers several entry points into the world of Classic Doctor Who to provide every type of fan – regardless of their knowledge of the Whoniverse – with an opportunity to enjoy the expansive archive. The catalogue is chronologically organized by Doctor, allowing fans to find their favorite moments starting from the very beginning, or discover new ones. BritBox will also feature specially curated Classic Doctor Who playlists like “Monsters” and “Companions,” so viewers can take a trip back in time to witness the Doctor's most epic battles through the years against classic foes like Daleks, Cybermen, and Autons.
As part of their effort to offer fans the ultimate Classic Doctor Who experience, BritBox will also soon feature audio of the “lost” Classic Doctor Whoepisodes, which have not been seen for decades.
“Doctor Who continues to be a global phenomenon that spans generations. Whovians in the U.S. now have a one-stop-shop for the most comprehensive catalog of Classic Doctor Who to either relive the exciting adventures with their favorite Classic Doctors, or experience for the first time how it all began,” said Soumya Sriraman, President, BritBox. “Now is the perfect time to catch-up on the Classic series, as BBC AMERICA heads towards the season premiere of new Doctor Who on Saturday, April 15 @ 9:00pm ET/PT.”
BBC AMERICA co-produces new Doctor Who and is the U.S. home for all new seasons of the award-winning series.
From watching the First Doctor (William Hartnell) play deadly games with the Celestial Toymaker, to seeing the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) defeat the evil Sontarans, and much, much more, Whovians can immerse themselves in the beloved storylines of early Doctors traveling through time and space to conquer villains and connect with new companions.
At $6.99 per month, BritBox is a service truly fit for a queen. Launched earlier this month, it is the largest subscription video-on-demand streaming service, with the most comprehensive collection of British television across all genres available anywhere in the U.S. Featuring beloved series likeEmmerdale and timeless comedies like Blackadder, BritBox houses thousands of hours of programming – the majority exclusive – with many new shows added weekly.