The ABC’s iView service is already justifiably wildly popular, but its latest move could serve to enhance its audience even more: the first episode of the new series of Doctor Who will show up on iView two days before it appears on TV.
Matt Smith’s first outing as the Doctor will be available on iView from midnight Friday April 16, but won’t show up on our screens until 7:30pm on Sunday April 18. The episode will air just two weeks after its UK debut. The ABC has often been criticised in the past for its relative sloth in broadcasting new Who episodes, which has led many dedicated fans to resort to Channel BT. This isn’t quite a next-day showing, but it’s definitely an improvement.
Doctor Who premieres in Australia on ABC iView [ABC TV Blog]