Confirmed: CBC Lands Doctor Who

Courtesy Outpost Gallifrey comes confirmation that the BBC has sold the first Canadian rights of Doctor Who to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation:

BBC Worldwide today concluded its first major pre-sale for the new Doctor Who series with Canadian public broadcaster, CBC Television.


Slawko Klymkiw, executive director programming, CBC Television said: “This was an exciting opportunity for CBC to bring the popular Doctor Who to fans — new and old alike — across the country. We are pleased to be working closely with BBC to bring Canadians this exceptional new series.”

Hilary Read, Chief Operating Officer, BBC Worldwide Canada added: “The CBC is the perfect partner for this fantastic new production. We’re delighted to be bringing such a classic series to new audiences.”

Fans of the world’s longest running sci-fi television series can look forward to 13 brand new episodes in the first series, and the welcome return of time-honoured favourites, Daleks and the Doctor’s TARDIS.

Doctor Who will join a number of BBC series already airing on CBC Television including A Year At Kew, Gunpowder, Treason and Plot, and upcoming programmes Hiroshima and Eroica.

Sweet! I hope they put it on Sunday at 7 pm Eastern.

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