Twitch and BBC will stream 500 classic episodes of Doctor Who

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BBC and Twitch Presents have partnered to convey the vast majority of Physician Who’s basic episodes — those that aired between 1963 and ‘89 — to the live-streaming service’s platform, beginning on Might 29th and ending seven weeks later. In the event you missed out on the present or have been within the hype round it, now’s time to atone for its earliest seasons and meet the older medical doctors.

Doctor Who has been round for 55 years, which is an astonishing feat for any tv sequence, and its longevity signifies that it has literal generations of followers who’ve grown up with the present. And it’s solely turn into extra well-liked lately — although it’s additionally turn into tougher to look at.

Earlier than 2016, when Amazon purchased unique rights from BBC to stream the present, followers used to have the ability to get their Who repair through Netflix and Hulu Plus. Now it’s solely out there via Prime and BritBox (which is $6.99 monthly for almost each canonical sequence in British tv). Which means followers with out a big disposable earnings or an Amazon Prime subscription are out of luck — till now.

This isn’t a complete marathon of the sequence. Twitch will stream 500 episodes from the present’s basic interval, which implies it gained’t embody episodes from the newest batch of Docs (performed by Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matthew Smith, and Peter Capaldi). Twitch plans to stream eight hours of Who per day, beginning at 11AM PT, and it’ll repeat these blocks 3 times a day for a steady 24-hour stream.

It’s additionally giving out prizes. “Simply by watching 10 minutes of Physician Who a day, you’re mechanically entered right into a weekly drawing to win a Physician Who fan pack that features a Tardis cash field, a themed Monopoly set, and Physician Who doormat,” Twitch writes. The grand prize is a visit to London Comedian Con.

Whovians appear stoked. As of this writing, the announcement has been seen 56,898,307 occasions. Check out the total streaming schedule right here.

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