Viewers in India are set to get initiated into the world of Doctor Who when all eight series of the iconic British show blaze onto their screens starting 15 May. Doctor Who will air on FX and will broadcast into a million homes in India.
Doctor Who is the longest running sci-fi TV show in the world and is a significant part of British popular culture. It depicts the adventures of the Doctor, a Time Lord, who travels the universe in his TARDIS, a time-travelling spaceship in the shape of an old British police box. Along with a succession of companions, the Doctor combats a variety of foes while working to save civilisations and help people in need.
The deal, inked between Star India and BBC Worldwide India marks the largest volume sale of Doctor Who in the country.
“This partnership marks a milestone for us,” said Myleeta Aga, SVP and GM of BBC Worldwide in India. “It will be the first time Whovians in India will be able to participate in the global Doctor Who phenomenon. And it is also the first time we’ve concluded a major deal with Star India.”