The Day Of The Doctor: global broadcast & cinema screenings confirmed
Doctor Who's 50th anniversary special is confirmed to be broadcasting simultaneously around the world and in UK cinemas...
Consider this a shoring up of expected news rather than a big, ground-breaking announcement, but it's good to have the official word all the same.
The BBC has confirmed that Doctor Who fiftieth anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor, will indeed be simultaneously broadcast to at least 75 countries around the world from Europe and the US, to Canada, Asia, Latin America, Africa and Australia. See the full list of countries, which is still being added to, below:
Europe Germany (Fox), Finland (YLE), Poland (BBC Entertainment), Russia (Karousel and NKS)
North America USA (BBC America), Canada (Space)
Latin America (on BBC Entertainment and BBC HD) Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela
Africa (on BBC Entertainment) Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania & Zanzibar, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Asia (on BBC Entertainment) Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand
To those with a posh 3D television and access to the BBC's Red Button service (subject to global capability), the free-to-air episode starring David Tenant, Billie Piper and John Hurt alongside Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman, will be available in 3D.
What about those cinema plans to screen the extended length episode on the big screen? Here's the official word:
"On top of the worldwide TV broadcast, hundreds of cinemas in the UK and across the world also plan to screen the hotly anticipated special episode simultaneously in full 3D, giving fans the opportunity to make an event of the occasion and be part of a truly global celebration for the iconic British drama series. Details about tickets for the anniversary screening will be announced in due course."
In due course. That's a bit more waiting for us to do then...
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