Earlier today we reported that contrary to earlier reports, it appears that Doctor Who is not only leaving Netflix at the end of the month, but also Hulu. Now we’ve learned from BBC Worldwide that they are poised to announce a new digital home for Doctor Who soon.
A BBC spokesperson told us that American Whovians will still be able to stream seasons 7 – 9 on BBCAmerica.com and that the series will still be available through Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play, and more VOD platforms. However they added: “We hope to announce a new digital partner for Doctor Who shortly.”
Now, it could still be that Netflix or Hulu has inked a deal to stream the series exclusively, but the BBC also confirmed that they are prepping the launch of their own stateside subscription service. The spokesperson said they are saving details about the new service until “nearer the time of launch but suffice to say there will be a wide range of programs of various genres and eras, as you would expect from a company with a range of content as deep and wide as [BBC] Worldwide’s, including content that has never been seen before and fan favorites.