At least 200 episodes of Classic Doctor Who will be made available through the free online platform, Pluto TV.
The serials will be shown on a special pop-up channel, specifically dedicated to everyone’s favourite sci-fi show. Think of it like Twitch, which streamed Doctor Who in 2018 and earlier this year.
Pluto TV’s deal with BBC Studios also includes programmes not otherwise available, like more than 300 installments of Antiques Roadshow. The partnership means over 1,000 episodes of BBC content in total, coming to over 700 hours of TV.
Amy Kuessner, SVP of Content Partnerships, says:
“Pluto TV is elated to be able to expand our range of programming by adding such an esteemed and regarded brand as the BBC. The BBC has long been a key international entertainment leader known for captivating audiences with content that transcends time. We are incredibly proud and eager to introduce BBC Studio’s evergreen content to Pluto TV audiences.”
Launched in 2014, Pluto TV can be watched through Now TV and Roku, with more than 12 million active users, making it the largest free TV streaming service in America. It’s also the second-most-popular free content channel on Roku, just behind YouTube.
We don’t know when we’ll get to see Doctor Who on Pluto TV, but we’ll keep you updated!