Twitch and BBC will stream 500 classic episodes of Doctor Who
Starting at 7pm on 29th May, episodes from 26 series of classic Doctor Who are going to be hosted on video platform Twitch in partnership with BBC
For the strong cult following of Doctor Who, here's good news.
Live streaming network Twitch, in partnership with BBC studios, has announced the first-ever Doctor Who digital broadcasting event with over 500 classic episodes.
The worldwide binge-watching session will start on May 29 at 11 am PDT. All the episodes from 26 seasons will air worldwide over a seven-week period at TwitchPresents. In a day, the service will air eight hours, Monday to Friday, and will immediately air on repeat.
Nick Coulter, director of digital sales and business development at BBC Studios, said: "Doctor Who has a great tradition of pioneering new technologies, from early VHS all the way through to the new digital services of today."
"Twitch is another great example of this, as a brilliant service with over 15 million active daily users, we are thrilled to be able to offer them the chance to indulge in the classic Doctor Who series and celebrate its amazing 54 year legacy of excitement and innovation," Nick added in the statement.
There's an added bonus to the Doctor Who fans who will subscribe to the TwitchPresents channel. The viewer will gain access to 14 exclusive emotes theme after each of the first seven doctors to use in the chat feature.
The channel has further teamed up with digital content creators The Yogscast who has produced a series of shows that will introduce each Doctor and discuss the episodes. It will be hosted by the Yogscast's Matt Toffollo, and the panel includes Katy Manning (who played Jo Grant, the Third Doctor's companion) and writers Bob Baker and Paul Cornell.
The director of business development at Twitch, Jane Weedon, said; "Doctor Who and its clever take on sci-fi exemplify the type of adjacent content to gaming that has resonated with the Twitch community."
"By presenting this iconic BBC show in a new interactive format, it is a fun new way to bridge several generations of Doctor Who fans, while building a new generation of fans," Twitch's director concluded.