Doctor Who on Britbox
All of Doctor Who Classic has landed on BritBox from today, bringing a whole host of Time Lord adventures, documentaries and more to the streaming service.
Launched this winter, the joint venture between BBC and ITV offers British TV box sets to subscribers for £4.99 a month in a bid to take on Netflix. With lots of the Beeb and ITV archives still on BBC iPlayer and Netflix, though, BritBox needs exclusive content to stand out from the crowd – and it doesn’t come more impressive than the biggest Doctor Who Classic collection ever streamed in the UK.
27 pieces of Doctor Who Classic content are available on the service, comprising episodes, spin-offs, documentaries, telesnaps and more and many rarely-seen treasures. 129 complete stories, which totals 558 episodes spanning the first eight Doctors from William Hartnell to Paul McGann, form the backbone of the collection.
Reemah Sakaan, Group Director ITV SVOD:
BritBox becoming the first complete digital home of Doctor Who Classic creates a special opportunity for fans and streamers across the UK. We are looking forward to expanding the collection even further by working with the show creators to lovingly restore lost and previously unavailable episodes in the months to come and offering a truly exclusive experience.
Sally de St Croix, Franchise Director for Doctor Who at BBC Studios adds:
It’s thrilling to partner with BritBox and see all this amazing Doctor Who Classic content congregate in one place where subscribers can stream to their hearts’ content – some experiencing the show for the first time whilst others will simply be enjoying it all over again.
The arrival of Doctor Who comes just as BritBox expands its reach: subscribers are now able to access the service on Chromecast, as well as via web, mobile, tablet and select connected TVs.