Get ready for the biggest ever Doctor Who binge watch as BBC Studios and Twitch have teamed up for the first-ever digital broadcasting event.
Starting May 29 at 11am PDT (7pm here in the UK), over 500 episodes from 26 seasons will air worldwide over a seven-week period at TwitchPresents. The service will air eight hours of episodes every day, Monday to Friday, and will repeat twice immediately afterwards. According to Digital Spy, the marathon will include adventures from the first seven Doctors – from An Unearthly Child right the way through to Survival.
— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) 23 May 2018
Nick Coulter, Director of Digital Sales and Business Development at BBC Studios said:
“Doctor Who has a great tradition of pioneering new technologies, from early VHS all the way through to the new digital services of today.
“Twitch is another great example of this, as a brilliant service with over 15 million active daily users, we are thrilled to be able to offer them the chance to indulge in the classic Doctor Who series and celebrate its amazing 54-year legacy of excitement and innovation.”
What’s more, those who subscribe to the TwitchPresents channel will receive 14 exclusive emotes themed after each of the first seven doctors to use in the chat feature.
Twitch itself has teamed up with digital content creators The Yogscast who have produced a series of shows that will introduce each Doctor and discuss the episodes.
Hosted by the Yogscast’s Matt Toffollo, the panel guiding your journey through the episodes includes Jo Grant herself, Katy Manning and writers Bob Baker and Paul Cornell.
Jane Weedon, Director of Business Development at Twitch said:
“Doctor Who and its clever take on sci-fi exemplifies the type of adjacent content to gaming that has resonated with the Twitch community.
“By presenting this iconic BBC show in a new interactive format, it is a fun new way to bridge several generations of Doctor Who fans, while building a new generation of fans.”
The marathon begins on the 29th May at 11am PDT (7pm here in the UK) via TwitchPresents.