ABC to show new Doctor Who immediately after it airs on BBC1

Louise Duffy | 30-08-2012

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) will show the first episode of the next season of Doctor Who — titled Asylum of the Daleks — on its iView service from Sunday, 2 September at 5.10am AEST, immediately after it has aired on the BBC in the UK.

The ABC has previously shown Doctor Who on iView before it was broadcast on more traditional channels, but this is the first time that the iView content will be available so close to the original UK airing. Asylum of the Daleks won't air on ABC 1 until 8 September at 7.30pm AEST.

ABC1 Controller Brendan Dahill said each new episode will be available on iView on Sundays "within hours of them premiering in the UK". According to Dahill, 48% of Australians over 16 have accessed iView, while the most recent iOS iView app has been downloaded 434,000 times.