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4/05/2005 07:13:00 pm - Reported by Shaun Lyon

April 5, 2005 • Posted By Shaun Lyon
After false starts and plenty of speculation, today's Herald Sun confirms that the ABC Network in Australia is the latest broadcaster to acquire the new Doctor Who series, which will debut on ABC in the middle of May. "Doctor Who fans have cause for celebration after the ABC snapped up the rights to the new series of the hit British sci-fi show," says the article. ABC Head of Programming Marena Manzoufas said, "This is Doctor Who, 21st century-style, and it most definitely will appeal to people who are new to the Doctor Who phenomenon, as well as long-term fans. I am in no doubt that a whole new Australian audience will be attracted to the series." "Doctor Who is one of the most significant BBC dramas of the year," BBC Worldwide's head of sales for Australasia, Julie Dowding, said. "It's the ultimate adventure series with the ultimate cast. We're very happy that it's come to earth in Australia." As soon as there's a more concrete date in May for ABC's broadcasts, we'll bring it to you. (Thanks to Ken McRae, Tim Errington, Jarren Gallway, Daniel Burke)