DirecTV brings BBC staple Doctor Who to Latin America

Gabriel Miramar-Garcia | 18-11-2012

BBC Worldwide is bringing series 6 of Doctor Who to audiences in Latin America thanks to a content licensing deal with DirecTV.

The sixth season of Doctor Who from the BBC is divided into two parts, the first beginning in the US in 1960, and was written by the author and executive producer Steven Moffat (Sherlock). The iconic series follows the adventures of the Doctor, a mysterious traveller who travels through space and time to face monsters and collects companions on the way. Guest stars include Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), Mark Sheppard (Supernatural, Battlestar Galactica), supermodel Lily Cole and James Corden (Gavin & Stacey, The History Boys).

"This iconic show boasts a massive audience and fan following around the world and DirecTV is a perfect home for this incredibly successful show," said Helen Jurado, vice president of sales and distribution at BBC Worldwide Latin America. "As one of the longest-running sci-fi programmes in history, we are confident it will gain traction with viewers and gain new legions of fans throughout Latin America as it approaches its 50th anniversary."

The show will air on the satellite operator's own exclusive channel in the region, OnDIRECTV.